Vol. 6 No. 2 (2019)
Monographic Section Articles

The Fascist anti-Jewish persecution in schools and universities

Michele Sarfatti
storico
Published November 28, 2019
Keywords
  • fascism,
  • schools,
  • universities,
  • Giuseppe Bottai
How to Cite
Sarfatti, M. (2019). The Fascist anti-Jewish persecution in schools and universities. Rivista Di Storia dell’Educazione, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.4454/rse.v6i2.207

Abstract

The essay surveys the entire body of anti-Jewish regulations that in 1938 came into force in Italian schools and universities, as a result of both legislative and administrative measures. The regulations were brought in by Giuseppe Bottai, the Minister of National Education. The essay sums up the situation of Jews in education on the eve of persecution and updates the numbers hitherto known on the expulsion of students and teachers “of Jewish race”. It is based on new research in the archives of the ministry, of the local education authorities and of universities. Fascist anti-Semitic persecution affected the Italian education system in all its various depart- ments and was totalitarian in nature