Well, I often hear how people say that nazim is equal to fascism and stuff like that, but is there was such thing like antisemitism and other kind of repressions agains minorities in fascist Italy?

  • Yes for some reason the state religion in Italy holds a grudge for the crucifixion of their messiah. – SoylentGray Feb 13 '14 at 22:05
  • All wheels are round, all round things are not wheels. Nazism can be fascism with out fascism being Nazism. – SoylentGray Feb 13 '14 at 22:07
  • @SoylentGray Ironically, he (He?) was crucified by the Romans though... – owjburnham Jul 1 '19 at 19:59

Depends, do you mean official government level or "popular" (aka "domestic" as it's called in Russia) level?

  • If government, depends on whether before or after alliance with Hitler?

    • Initially, Mussolini declared “In Italy, there will never be any anti-Semitism.” (src)

    • However, later, it changed drastically (1938): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifesto_of_Race

      The laws are regarded as antisemitic in nature, stripping the Jews of Italian citizenship and with it any position in the government or professions which many previously held. The manifesto demonstrated the enormous influence Adolf Hitler had over Benito Mussolini since Italy had become allied with Nazi Germany.

  • Well, yep, I mean official government. But as I understood there were no death camps or executions? – Danil Gholtsman Feb 12 '14 at 3:34
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    @DanilGholtsman - "no deathcamps" and "no antisemitism at all" aren't the ONLY two choices – user4012 Feb 12 '14 at 3:42
  • what do you mean by that? – Danil Gholtsman Feb 12 '14 at 12:14
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    @DanilGholtsman he means there are many shades of gray. – o0'. Feb 16 '14 at 11:41
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    And two more books: one about Shoah in Italy (ibs.it/…) and one about persecuted Jews in Italy (ibs.it/…). – DaG Jan 27 '17 at 9:22

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