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ITALY: TRENTINO ALTO-ADIGE: BOLZANO

  Region: Region Capital: Other Province Capitals: Other Important Cities:
4.

Trentino-Alto
Adige

Trento - Administrative headquarters of the province and the region Rovereto - The second center of the province Merano, Bolzano

JEWISH BOLZANO

The capital of Bolzano province, northern Italy. Jewish moneylenders began to settle in Bolzano after in passed to the Hapsburgs in 1363. While some originated from Italy, they were predominantly of German origin. The persecutions and expulsions which followed the blood libel in Trent in 1475, also affected the Jews of Bolzano. A few began to settle in the city again in the first half of the 16th century. In 1754 Hayyim David Joseph Azulai found only two Jewish families in Bolzano. Jewish settlement again increased during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Before World War II there were 100 Jews in Bolzano. During the German occupation (1943 - 45), one of the largest concentration camps in Italy was set up in Bolzano, and the Jewish community was annihilated.

Source: "Encyclopedia Judaica" 1972, Keter Publishing House Jerusalem Ltd , Jerusalem, Israel


BOLZANO DURING THE HOLOCAUST