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The Ghetto Of Venice
The Ghetto Of Venice
By Riccardo Calimani
M. Evans, 1987, 313 pp

The scholar will find this a gold mine; non-scholars may find it somewhat elliptical, but its vivacity, precision and humanity will carry them through four centuries (the Ghetto was established in 1521) at such speed that they will be astonished suddenly to find themselves in the Nazi-occupied Venice of 1944. A wonderfully readable chronicle, full of anecdote and detail, colorful, humorous, mysterious.