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Author Davis, John A. (John Anthony)

Title The Jews of San Nicandro / John A. Davis.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, McMahon Wintonbury Library - Adult Department  296.714 DAV    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  296.7 D262J    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  296.714 DAVIS    Check Shelf
Description viii, 238 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents Manduzios's story -- Jewish encounters -- The Duce and the Pope -- The man from Milan -- Persecution -- Falling into the net -- A hero comes to visit -- A difficult conversion -- What next? -- After Manduzion -- The promised land -- The story's end.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-228) and index.
Summary In the late 1920s, a crippled shoemaker had a vision in which God called upon him to bring the Jewish faith to this "dark corner" in the Catholic heartlands, despite his having had no prior contact with Judaism itself. By 1938, about a dozen families had converted at one of the most troubled times for Italy's Jews. This peasant community came under the watchful eye of Mussolini's regime and the Catholic Church, but persisted in its new belief, eventually securing approval from the rabbinical authorities and emigrating to the newly founded State of Israel, where the community still exists today.
Subject Jewish converts from Christianity -- Italy -- Sannicandro Garganico.
Jews -- Italy -- Sannicandro Garganico -- History -- 20th century.
Conversion -- Judaism -- History -- 20th century.
Sannicandro Garganico (Italy)
Sannicandro Garganico (Italy) -- Ethnic relations.
ISBN 9780300114256 cloth alkaline paper
0300114257 cloth alkaline paper
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