Assisi efforts to save Jews during WWII on display in NY

Nov 20, 2023 569

The Diocese of Rockville Center, which encompasses the majority of Long Island, New York, is hosting an exhibition all the way from the Italian diocese of Assisi. The exhibition is a permanent display at the Museum of Memory in Assisi, but they take it on the road for a tour titled “Assisi 1943-1944.”

 This traveling show of Italian history highlights the roles that Assisi’s citizens played in saving some 300 of their Jewish neighbors from the Nazis during WWII, as well as similar efforts around Italy, and by the Catholic Church. 

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