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by Alexander Ramati
When in Assisi, our tour guide mentioned the underground and the book. I only wish I had read the book before going there. It's a story about a priest in Assisi, and his and others efforts to save innocent people, risking everything. Priest: "They're not even our Jews. Bishop: "They're all our Jews. After reading this book, if I were Italian, I would be proud.
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Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13: 9780812881356. Release Date: March 1985. Publisher: Madison Books.
3. the assisi underground: the prie. ISBN 10: 081282315X ISBN 13: 9780812823158.
Recounts the successful efforts of Padre Rufino Niccacci and other residents of Assisi to shelter and protect three hundred Jews and to provide others with false papers, all under the noses of the Nazi occupiers show more. Dimensions 15. 4 x 23. 4 x 2. 6mm 45. 9g. Publication date 01 Jul 1978. Publisher Natl Book Network.
are born actors,"" Padre Rufino Niccacci grinned, recalling for Ramati how he hoodwinked the occupying Germans and transformed Assist into a wartime sanctuary for Jews. In normal times only 5000 people inhabited the birthplace of St. Francis, but it is ringed by 20 or more monasteries and convents. A born diplomat-con artist is more like it-Padre Niccacci at one point had the resident German commander eating from the palm of his hand; he even borrowed a German military truck and armed escort to conduct some stranded ""Christian pilgrims"" south to Abruzzi.
The Assisi Underground: The Priests Who Rescued Jews is a 1978 novel written by Alexander Ramati based on a. .Inspired by his meeting with Father Rufino, he set out to tell the story of the Underground from the priest's point of view.
In the Italian town of Assisi during World War II, 300 Jews were sheltered and protected by a peasant turned priest, Father Rufino Niccacci. In the years after the war, Ramati interviewed Father Rufino. The book was published in 1978.
Three hundred people were snatched from death in Assisi alone. NOTES: SUBTITLE: The Priests Who Rescued Jews. I didn't want to put it down. ) Halieus Mar 11, 2008.