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Jews of Turin (Torino)

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  • Carlo Ginzburg
    Carlo Ginzburg (Italian: [%CB%88karlo ˈɡintsburɡ]; born April 15, 1939 in Turin, Italy[1]) is a noted Italian historian and proponent of the field of microhistory. He is best known for Il formaggio e i...
  • Adriano Olivetti (1901 - 1960)
    Adriano Olivetti (11 April 1901, Ivrea, Piedmont – 27 February 1960, died on a train from Milan to Lausanne) was an Italian engineer, politician and industrialist whose entrepreneurial activity thrived...
  • Rita Levi-Montalcini, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1986 (1909 - 2012)
    History of Neuroscience: Rita Levi-Montalcini Rita Levi-Montalcini ; (22 April 1909 - 30 December 2012), Knight Grand Cross, is an Italian neurologist who, together with colleague Stanley Cohen, receiv...
  • Primo Levi (1919 - 1987)
    The International Primo Levi Studies Center Turin* Primo Levi Center New York Primo Michele Levi (I31 July 1919 – 11 April 1987) was an Italian Jewish chemist and writer. He was the author of several b...

The history of the Jews in Turin, Italy goes back to the 3rd century . However, its history is more well known since the 15th century. Turin is a city in north-west Italy and is the capital of the Piedmont region.

Today in Piedmont there are three independent Jewish communities in Turin, Casale Monferrato and Vercelli. Other communities have been absorbed by Turin because of their small size, or because numbers dwindled completely, including in Acqui Terme, Alessandria, Asti, Carmagnola, Cherasco, Chieri, Cuneo, Ivrea, Fossano, Mondovì, Savigliano and Saluzzo. Continued

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