|Catalog No.||12458||Similar Items|
|Brief Description||A Purim party in the Ferramonte camp.||Similar Items|
|Registry No.||34772||Similar Items|
|Donor||Novitch Miriam||Similar Items|
|Period||During World War II||Similar Items|
|Date of event||1940||Similar Items|
|databank||Photo Archive||Similar Items|
A Purim party in the Ferramonti camp. This camp in southern Italy was an internment site for Jews who did not hold Italian citizenship. Photographed in 1940. The back of the photograph bears the stamp of the children's dining hall in the Jewish - Italian aid organization Delasem's center in Milano.
The Delegazione Assistenza Emigranti [Delegation for Assistance to Immigrants] organization operated in Italy, with the permission of the governmental authorities and under the auspices of the Committee of Jewish Communities. Delasem provided aid to Jews who had fled countries under Nazi occupation. Its primary activity was to identify emigration destinations abroad and assisting the Jews in this process. Following Italy's surrender to the Germans on September 8, 1943, Delasem operated underground.