Vol. 6 No. 2 (2019): School, university and racial laws in Italy. A historical-educational reflection between history, stories, testimony and autobiograhpy
Monographic Section Articles

The Lie of the race. Anti-semitism and Racism in Italy in 1938

Marco Impagliazzo
Università Roma Tre

Published 2019-12-12


  • racism,
  • children,
  • anti-semitism

How to Cite

Impagliazzo, M. (2019). The Lie of the race. Anti-semitism and Racism in Italy in 1938. Rivista Di Storia dell’Educazione, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.4454/rse.v6i2.215


The essay focuses on the characters and methods of application of the fascist anti-Semitic campaign with par ticular reference to the education system. It also stresses how persecution, albeit in a different way, also effects the Roma population. The study also shows that conquest of the empire and the colonial politics is has been an important step in building the notion of race as a category for classifying the population. Finally, it recalls the value of vigilance and memory in the construction of a society that knows how to integrate migrants overcoming the exclusivist and racist temptations.