Daniel Carpi

Prof. Daniel Carpi (1926–2005) was an historian with an expertise in Italian Jewry. Prof. Carpi was Head of the Department of Jewish History at Tel Aviv University and acted as Dean of the Faculty of Humanities. He also taught at Yeshiva University, Sorbonne, and St Anthony's College at Oxford. He established the Department of Jewish Studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University of the Vatican. Prof. Carpi initiated the collecting and editing of the volumes of correspondence written by Ze'ev Jabotinsky.

The Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939 plunged the world into its second global conflict. The Third Reich's attack, mounted without consulting its Italian...