Issue n.2 Call for proposals

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Occupied Italy, 1943-1947 – N. 2 (September 2022) The journal Occupied Italy 1943-1947, dedicated to the study of the history of the Second World War in Italy and its immediate consequences, is issuing a call for abstracts to select the articles that will be published in the next issue (September 2022), dedicated… Continue reading Issue n.2 Call for proposals

Racism or common humanity? Depictions of Italian civilians under Allied war and occupation.

Matthew Evangelista
Allied attitudes toward Italian civilians during the Second World War ranged from vindictiveness colored by racism to genuine sympathy and a feeling of common humanity. Glimpses of guilt for civilian casualties appear in some sources, including Joseph Heller’s famous novel, Catch-22, and they reinforce the overall sense of ambivalence and moral ambiguity.