The Pitigliano story

ByERIC J. LYMAN
September 4, 2014 15:33

A legacy of six centuries of coexistence between Jews and Christians.




Synagogue

The Pitigliano synagogue (with the oval window) is seen in the center foreground.. (photo credit:EYAL BARUCH)

“Pitigliano was a beautiful place to grow up and we had a wonderful community. But after that it was never the same.”

Indeed, the war years marked the beginning of the end of Pitigliano’s role as a centuries-old haven for Italian Jews and a remarkable example of peaceful coexistence between dominant Christians and a significant Jewish minority despite what was an often intolerant country.

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