Event & Book Signing on March 17 Honoring New Book by John Tedeschi

March 15, 2016

We hope you will able to attend the event and book signing this Thursday, March 17, for Italian Jews Under Fascism, 1938-1945: A Personal and Historical Narrative, a new book by John Tedeschi with Anne C. Tedeschi. The event will include speakers John Tortorice of the George Mosse Program within the Department of History and Giuliana Chamedes, assistant professor in the Department of History.

Cover of Italian Jews under Fascism, by John Tedeschi.

The event, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the University Club, 803 State Street, is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged. RSVP by contacting the Friends at (608) 265-2505 or using their Contact Form. For more about the book and the event, see the notice from the Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries.

Dr. Tedeschi served as Curator of Special Collections for more than a dozen years before his retirement in 1996. He was also long associated with the Institute for Research in the Humanities and the History Department at UW-Madison, and was one of the co-authors (with William F. “Jack” Fry and John Tortorice) of an exhibit catalog entitled Italian Life Under Fascism: Selections from the Fry Collection  (1998). The physical exhibit in Special Collections, which the three co-curated in 1998, also gave rise to an online exhibit.

John and Anne C. Tedeschi have also translated, among other titles, The Jews in Mussolini’s Italy: From Equality to Persecution by Michele Sarfatti. This translation was published in 2007 by the University of Wisconsin Press as part of the George L. Mosse Series in Modern European Cultural and Intellectual History.