Deconstructing the So-called Silent Assent: The Chain of Command, Compensated Compliance, and Resistance

  • Alexis Herr
Part of the Italian and Italian American Studies book series (IIAS)


The acquiescence of regional officials, municipal authorities, and Carpi businesses to Nazi and RSI demands to arrest and deport Jews supported and facilitated the Judeocide. While some scholars and politicians have argued that only Nazi and RSI officials perpetrated the Judeocide, the history of Fossoli suggests another conclusion.1 Analyzing the actions of regional questure (police offices), town officials, Italian guards, local laborers and businesses, and Resistance fighters, this chapter scrutinizes non-Jewish Italians’ actions during the Holocaust.


Political Prisoner Fascist Regime Town Official German Soldier Camp Director 
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