Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here


Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The aim of this book is to offer the reader a critical edition of the petitions in their original Italian language that (Catholic) Jews residing in Italy submitted to the Fascist General Administration for Demography and Race (Demorazza) in order either to be discriminated, i.e., not subjected to various provisions of Mussolini's racial laws of 1938, or Aryanized, i.e., be considered not of the Jewish race, as defined by the convoluted and inconsistent Fascist anti-Semitic legislation. To put it briefly and simply for the purposes of this introduction, anyone born of parents who both were of the Jewish race, even though professing a religion other than Judaism, was deemed to be Jewish. All documents published in the present book come from the private archive of the Jesuit Pietro Tacchi Venturi, a key figure in Church-State relations during the entire period of the Fascist regime, 1922-43.

Keywords:catholics; Fascist regime; Jews; Tacchi Venturi



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    “Pouring Jewish Water into Fascist Wine”. Volume I — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation