Six Jews Elected to Italian Parliament, One on Fascisti Ticket

The elections to the Italian Parliament resulted in the seating of six Jews-one on the Fascisti ticket, three on the Socialist Reformist ticket and two on the Socialist Maximilist ticket.

In connection with this election, it will be recalled that although the Jewish population in Italy is not large in numbers, many Jews are prominent in social and political life, having found no obstacles to their entrance therein. It was only recently, under the Fascisti regime of Mussolini, that some signs of anti-Semitism became apparent. The fact that a Jew has been elected on the Fascisti ticket, at the present time, would seem to indicate that the Italian fathers of the Fascisti movement, which has become extremely anti-Semitic in all countries but Italy, do not now distinguish between Jew and Roman.

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