Mussolini’s Death March

9780700619085On August 11, 1882, Rodolfo Graziani, Italian field marshal, adherent of Mussolini was born.  Learn more inside Nuto Revelli’s “Mussolini’s Death March:  Eyewitness Accounts of Italian Soldiers on the Eastern Front” translated with an Introduction by John Penuel.

As the Journal of Military History writes, “Mussolini’s Death March is a worthwhile read for those wanting to understand the Second World War from the perspective of the Italian army. The book is not only a window onto the wretched lives of the Italian soldiers on the Russian front, but also onto the Italian war experience in other theaters.

Pope’s Address Offers Reminders of Auschwitz

9780700612802As TIME reports, “Pope Francis denounced . . . the ‘great powers’ of the world for failing to act when there was intelligence indicating Jews, Christians, homosexuals and others were being transported to death camps in Europe during World War II.”  UPK collaborators, Michael J. Neufeld and Michael Berenbaum, meticulously recall the Allies attempt inside “The Bombing of Auschwitz.”