Roth, Cecil (1899-1970): Papers relating to Italian Jewry (microfilm)

Scope and Content

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.

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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Acquisition Information

Cecil Roth family

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Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

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