The Montreal school board that named a building after a man once believed to be a Jewish savior during WWII, but more recently tarnished as a Nazi collaborator, is considering what to do about the suddenly-awkward moniker.
New research by the Centro Primo Levi in New York has thrown into question the glowing story of Giovanni Palatucci, an Italian police official credited with saving thousand of Jews during the Holocaust.
But after dozens of scholars recently parsed through hundreds of documents at the time, it was recently concluded that not only wasn’t Palatucci a hero, he was “a willing executor of the racial legislation and — after taking the oath to Mussolini’s Social Republic, collaborated with the Nazis.”
Palatucci had previously been considered the Italian Oskar Schindler for his role in saving thousands of Jews from being deported to Nazi concentration camps. As such, honours and dedications have beenRead More »from Montreal school named after recently-besmirched ‘Nazi collaborator’ weighing options