Walking around “The Garden of the Finzi-Continis”
The famous book by Giorgio Bassani entitled “The Garden of the Finzi-Continis” made the vitality of Jewish Ferrara in the early 20th century known all over the world. At that time Jews represented the city’s intellectual élite but in less than 20 years they had to suffer the tragic consequences of racial laws and German occupation in Italy..
To remember this centuries-old presence, in 2010 the city chose to organize a yearly event, called “The Fair of Jewish Books in Italy”, which takes place between April and May. The response has been positive and it has grown over the years attracting more and more curious people and experts in Hebraism.