The Holocaust in Italian Cinema

Examines several post-WWII Italian forms to show how the Holocaust was presented in these works.

Italy’s experience of fascism has been regularly referred to in her modern cinema, generally in ways that emphasize the social devastation and moral despair of the World War II experience. This paper’s discussion of several post-War contributions to the Italian cinema concentrates on questions of the Holocaust, as it took form in Italy less drastically than elsewhere in occupied Europe.