During the 1930s and early 1940s thousands of Jews >from other countries
fled to Italy both because conditions were better there and the hope to
be able to escape further, e.g. Palestine. Anna Pizzuti has put together
an interesting yet underutilized database identifying these foreigners, who
were required to register. The full name of this website, Ebrei stranieri
internati in Italia durante il periodo bellico, can be accessed at
www.annapizzuti.it . To search for individual names go to La ricerca and
then La pagina della ricerca.
The information is provided in alphabetical order by family name and
includes nationality, family and given name and date and place of birth and
place of registration. All information is in Italian, which requires some
language flexibility. For example. while it is easy to see that Berlino
means Berlin, it requires some effort to realize that tedesco/tedesca means
German and that Monaco is not the city in southern France, but rather the
Italian name for Munich.