Dr. Monica Stellin
January 21, 2014
LL201 Annotated Bibliography – Fascism in Italy
Cohen, Patricia. “Italian Praised for Saving Jews Now Seen as Nazi Collaborator.
(cover story).” New York Times 20 June 2013: A1+. Reader’s Guide Full
Text Mega (H.W. Wilson). Web. 20 Jan. 2014.
This article contains information about the relationship between Mussolini
and Hitler at the time where Mussolini was realizing just what kind of
power Nazi Germany really was. Specifically, the article focuses in on
wartime police official who was credited for saving over five thousand
Jews during the holocaust. This official was actually said to have been
helping out the Germans in locating Jews and picking them out for them.
Although this article’s main argument and focus is not solely on that of
fascism, it serves as an example of the type of followers and people that
Mussolini surrounded himself with within his government. The article also
attests to Mussolini’s behavior and how he dealt with specific issues in
which he did not want to personally deal with just so it would not seem as
though he was behind it at all.
Deplano, Valeria. "Making Italians: Colonial History and the Graduate Education
System from the Liberal Era to Fascism." Journal of Modern Italian
Studies 18.5 (2013): 580-98. Web. 20 Jan. 2014.
Various segments of this article concern itself with education in and
outside of Italy leading up to the Fascist era. It focuses on the impact that
education held by elite leaders and influential people and groups had on
the expansion of empirical ruling Italy set out on. The article explains how
education leading up to the fascism era was meant for the elite class, the
eventual rulers and people who would eventually be making important
social decisions on behalf of Italy. The article stresses how schools and
universities played a central role in the fascists venture in Italy. This article
outlines the thoughts of Benito Mussolini in respect to shaping the ‘new
man’ with education was necessary to create this new fascist state. These
institutions acted as portals in which all of the values, rules and ways of
thinking were pressed in to student’s minds. 2
Gaudenzi, Bianca. “Press Advertising And Fascist Dictates.” Journalism Studies
14.5 (2013): 663-680. Communication & Mass Media Complete. Web. 20
Gaudenzi’s article emphasizes how the Nazis, Fascist Italy and other
European nations used advertising and the press to their advantage. In
Mussolini’s socialist dictatorship, his goal was to make everyone inherit
specific values and obey specific rules laid out by the government. The
article talks about the control that Mussolini’s government had with the
press, instructing the press to release what Mussolini wanted the people
to hear or know. The article takes a look and compares the propaganda
between Nazi Germany and Italy during Mussolini and Hitler’s reign.
Economic impacts due to the government’s control of the press are also
discussed regarding what people were told to believe and how to feel
about certain issues.
Gundle, Stephen. “Chapter 15: The Aftermath Of The Mussolini Cult: History,
Nostalgia And Popular Culture. “Cult Of The Duce (2013): 1. Essay and
General Literature Index (H.W. Wilson). Web. 20 Jan. 2014.
Stephen Gundle’s essay centers in on the aftershock of what Mussolini did
as a lead