If you didn’t know the most ancient Jewish community (outside of Israel) is located in Rome or that John Paul II and the Chief Rabbi were close friends you’ll want to listen to art historian and guide Micaela Pavoncello recount the dramatic history of Jews in the Eternal City. She’s been leading groups through the Jewish Ghetto for over 15 years and knows plenty about this eventful strip of land flanking the Tiber. In this insightful interview she talks about the arrival of Jews to Rome, their treatment through the ages and what they experienced during World War II.
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