IMAGINE ELIZABETH BETTINA’S SURPRISE when she discovered that her grandmother’s village had a secret: over a half century ago, many of Campagna’s residents defied the Nazis and risked their lives to shelter and save hundreds of Jews during the Holocaust. What followed her discovery became an adventure as she uncovered fascinating untold stories of Jews in Italy during World War II and the many Italians who risked everything to save them.
“Finally, somebody made known the courage and the empathy of the majority of the Italian people toward us Jews at a time of great danger.” —Nino Asocoli
My review of “It Happened in Italy”
I read this online and just could not put it down! So, off I went to Barnes and Noble to purchase a copy for myself.
Of course, being Italian whose grandmother was from Cosenza added interest also.
I’ve always abhorred the thought of the holocaust. It is such a horrendous thing for a person to believe actually happened. It gave me something to hold on to when it come to the DARK people on earth. I’ve pondered why countries did not step in much earlier; before people died in such horribly huge numbers! And then I read this book and realized the Italian people were stepping up to the plate. It truly helped me believe in the goodness of mankind once again.
Thank you Elizabeth for all your work. I needed this book!