A Thread of Grace - Greater Italy - 1943 - Anno Facista XXII - September 1943 Summary & Analysis

Mary Doria Russell
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Greater Italy - 1943 - Anno Facista XXII - September 1943 Summary

An interesting social phenomenon of the holocaust is one of which many are not aware. When Mussolini surrendered in 1942, Jews were no longer under the Italian Army's protection from the invading Germans, and many fled from several small countries over the treacherous Alps to northern Italy. Small farms and villages in these mountains, populated by people of diverse political and religious beliefs, extended their hands and homes to 43,000 Jewish refugees who might otherwise have been lost to the horrors of Nazi death camps. In her novel, "A Thread of Grace," Mary Doria Russell's wonderful characters live with courage, guilt, fear, hope and compassion, all intertwined with one another in a complex web. The driving force they have in common is their sheer will to survive in a...

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