ITALY: Meritorious Jews

Jews of high standing in Italy, and there are many, were given sudden hope last week by an unexpected passage in Il Duce's speech at Trieste, most of which was devoted to possibilities of war (see p. 15). Although declaring that "World Jewry, during sixteen years, has been an irreconcilable enemy of Fascism," Premier Mussolini added, "Jews of Italian citizenship, however, possessing indisputable military and civic merits toward Italy and the Regime, will find understanding and justice! As for the other Jews, a policy of separation will be followed. In the end...