Victor Emmanuel III’s body returned to Italy while Aldo Finzi’s music played at Carnegie Hall

NEW YORK—Over the weekend, the remains of Victor Emmanuel III, the king of Italy who signed Mussolini’s Racial Laws in 1938, were flown back from Egypt to Italy for reburial. The remains, together with those of Queen Elena’s, are now at the Sanctuary of Vicoforte, a small town near Turin, in northern Italy.

While Italy was paying homage to a man who had the power to oppose Fascism, but chose to passively allow the regime to take over his country, Carnegie Hall last night paid homage to a man whose career was brutally interrupted by such bigotry.

Read the full story in the New York Transatlantic.


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