This Day in Jewish History 1943: The Nazis Deport the Jews From Rome

Despite having met German demands for a payment of 50 kg of gold, more than 2,000 Jews are sent from the city, many to Auschwitz.

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On October 18, 1943, the German occupiers of Italy deported 1,035 Jews from Rome. The sweep was part of their drive to exterminate the Jews of Italy too, after the Fascist regime headed by Benito Mussolini...