Found in a Tel Aviv Trash Can: A Glimpse Into Jewish Life in Pre-war Rome

A deciphered guestbook from a Jewish hotel-restaurant opens a window into a shaky refuge that served Jews who were trying to escape Europe and save their lives.

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In July 1939, only a few months before WWII broke out, Dr. Joseph Burg, future cabinet minister in several Israeli governments, came to a small guesthouse-restaurant in Rome. According to his son Avrum Burg,...