Kids on the beach at Santa Maria al Bagno. From the collection of Paolo Pisacane

Holocaust Survivors' Strange and Wonderful Sojourn in Italy

The Jewish refugees lived in beachside villas, partied with soldiers and enjoyed local cuisine; locals say the bonds formed in their brief time together lasted a lifetime

Seventy years have passed, but Antonio Sanapo still thinks of the two old Jewish ladies who lived next to his family’s house when he was a child. “Paprika, paprika,” he remembers them saying, while pointing at...

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