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by Dan Vittorio Segre

Category: Historical
Subcategory: Memoris and Biographies
Author: Dan Vittorio Segre
ISBN: 0226744779
ISBN13: 978-0226744773
Language: English
Publisher: University of Chicago Press; University of Chicago Press Ed edition (April 1, 2008)
Pages: 284
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The writing of memoirs is a difficult art that Dan Segre fully possesses

Taut and illuminating. written with the humility of he who confesses himself and with the honesty of he who bore witness. The writing of memoirs is a difficult art that Dan Segre fully possesses. Under his pen, history and psychology merge in one captivating narrative which illuminates the turmoils, fears and triumphs of his generation.

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by. Segre, Dan Vittorio, 1922-.

Frederic Raphael, Books of the Year, Sunday Times The tone of Segre's beautifully written autobiography .

Frederic Raphael, Books of the Year, Sunday Times The tone of Segre's beautifully written autobiography, which reads like a Bildungsroman, is certainly ironic rather than tragic.

By Dan Vittorio Segre. Susan Zuccotti has written a major work that integrates the story of individual lives with the general history of Italian Jewry during World War II: at once an evocation and a deeply empathetic analysis

By Dan Vittorio Segre. Susan Zuccotti has written a major work that integrates the story of individual lives with the general history of Italian Jewry during World War II: at once an evocation and a deeply empathetic analysis.

Memoirs of a Fortunate Jew - Dan Vittorio Segre

Memoirs of a Fortunate Jew - Dan Vittorio Segre. I had a confused premonition that a breach, deeper than that opened by time, had developed between us: between his Italian world, which had been destroyed, and my new Jewish one in which, as Joachim Murat, who Napoleon made King of Naples, once said proudly, I was my own ancestor. My father suddenly appeared under the archway.

Memoirs of a Fortunate Jew is a unique personal history of the Jewish experience in Palestine between the wars in that it chronicles the life of a man largely lacking ideological commitment to Zionism

Memoirs of a Fortunate Jew is a unique personal history of the Jewish experience in Palestine between the wars in that it chronicles the life of a man largely lacking ideological commitment to Zionism.

Child of an Italian fascist family which happened to be Jewish, the author's story of a life of comparative ease in an. .Segre escaped the Holocaust, but his own pereginations, physical and psychic, are illuminating and memorable.

Child of an Italian fascist family which happened to be Jewish, the author's story of a life of comparative ease in an Italy still unaware of Mussolini's dark side is richly observed and full of strange contrasts. Servants, beautiful homes, positions of power and a devotion to Risorgimento did not in the end protect this family and others like them. Their Jewish heritage was reduced to bare essentials. There is an honesty and sensitivity here, a warm evocation that is rare; the texture and the smells of an idyllic Italy before fascism bared its true face.

Memoirs of a Fortunate Jew: An Italian Story (University of Chicago Press, 2008). Benevolence and Betrayal: Five Italian Jewish Families Under Fascism (Summit Books, 1991). Vitale Ben Bassat, Dafna. Vittoria: A Historical Drama Based on A True Story (2016). Bad Times, Good People: A Holocaust Survivor Recounts His Life in Italy During World War II (Whittier Pubn, 1999). The Oscar-winners The Garden of the Finzi-Continis by Vittorio De Sica (1970) and Life Is Beautiful by Roberto Benigni (1997) are the two.

Memoirs of A Fortunate Jew by Dan Vittorio Segre are the memories of Segre who grew up in Fascist Italy and left just prior to World War 2. He emigrated to Palestine where he joined the British Army and worked in intelligence for six years

Memoirs of A Fortunate Jew by Dan Vittorio Segre are the memories of Segre who grew up in Fascist Italy and left just prior to World War 2. He emigrated to Palestine where he joined the British Army and worked in intelligence for six years. He describes his life after the war in the early years of the State of Israel as an academic and diplomat. The product described in the blurb is a totally different book it is"A Middle Eastern Affair" by Ellis Douek. This book is the memoir of an ENT Surgeon Ellis Douek, who was born and spent his childhood in Cairo.

“I was probably less than five years old when my father fired a shot at my head.” From this first line, Dan Vittorio Segre’s memoir moves from one startling turning point to the next. The child of aristocratic parents, Segre fled Fascist Italy and Mussolini’s anti-Semitic laws only to be thrust into the pioneering culture of Palestine, completely unprepared for the dangers of life in Israel during World War II. Beautifully narrated, Memoirs of a Fortunate Jew is an ironic, philosophical meditation on the historical reverberations of the twentieth century. “Taut and illuminating . . . memorable . . . written with the humility of he who confesses himself and with the honesty of he who bore witness.”—Primo Levi “The writing of memoirs is a difficult art that Dan Segre fully possesses. Under his pen, history and psychology merge in one captivating narrative which illuminates the turmoils, fears and triumphs of his generation.”—Elie Wiesel “Beautifully written. . . . [A] labyrinthine, spell-binding autobiography, full of passionate tenderness.”—New York Review of Books “An unusually attractive book—attractive in its irony, its energy and its moral insight. Mr. Segre had some rich material to work with, and he has done it justice.”—New York Times   
Comments to eBook Memoirs of a Fortunate Jew: An Italian Story
Dozilkree
An adventure story that covers growing up in Piedmont region of Italy, WW!!, the early years of Israel and an adventures life.
One learns a little history along the way and the degree good and bad fortune can play in ones life story.
Faezahn
The author's story of growing up as an upper class Jewish-Italian in northern Italy, joining the Fascist Party, which turned against Jews, and his successful escape to Palestine, to later become a professor there, is fascinating reading. His literary skill is to be enjoyed as much as the fascinating story he tells, of Jews in Italy, who were generally financially successful, well-integrated into Italian society and culture, and who considered themselves Italians first and Jews second.

Unlike the Germans, the Italians did not so strongly join in persecution of the Jews, but Mussolini, who apparently admired Jews, was forced by Hitler to take action.
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