• Memorandum of Arthur Schmon's trip to Italy, 1939

      Schmon, Arthur (1939-04-12)
      A 5 page document, detailing Arthur Schmon’s impressions of Italy in 1939. Mr. Schmon described the impression that Mussolini left on the people of Italy. Mussolini was viewed as “one of the people”, despite his harsh disciplinary methods. Mussolini had built Italy up after the war and changed Italy from a defeated nation, to one of optimism. Mussolini questioned why the people of America did not have a favourable opinion of him. Schmon also wrote about Italy’s dealings with Ethiopia. He spoke to a Fascist in Rome by the name of Console Casertano who explained Italy’s Jewish policy to Schmon. A copy and summary of the document are included, 1939