Essays and memoranda on the situation of Italian Jewry and original correspondence between Dr Cecil Roth and certain Italian Jews and organisations concerning their rescue after 1939.
Roth, Cecil (1899-1970): Papers relating to Italian Jewry (microfilm)
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- ReferenceGB 1556 WL 507
- Dates of Creation1931-1944
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish Italian
- Physical Description258 frames
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Administrative / Biographical History
Cecil Roth (1899-1970), Jewish historian and editor in chief of the Encyclopedia Judaica , was born in London, saw active service in the British infantry in 1918 before entering Merton College, Oxford, obtaining his doctorate in 1925. He trained as an historian with a special interest in Italy, his first major work being The Last Florentine Republic . He was reader in Jewish Studies at Oxford from 1939-1964. When he retired in 1964 he settled in Jerusalem, taking up a visiting professorship at Bar-Ilan University.
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Cecil Roth family
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Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.
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