Moretto, center, in the early 1970s, chained with other protesters in front of the Vatican at a demonstration in support of Jews in the Soviet Union. From the archive of Fortunata Di Segni

A Real-life Inglorious Basterd: The Jewish Boxer Who Battled Nazis

Like a character out of Quentin Tarantino’s film, Pacifico Di Consiglio – aka Moretto (Blackie) – fought a solitary war against Nazis and fascist collaborators in World War II Italy.

In 1938 – when fascist dictator Benito Mussolini passed a series of racial laws that expelled Jews from schools, the army and major professions – many Italian Jews dismissed the new regulations as a hollow...

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