Jews of Rome Deported to Auschwitz

10/18/1943

The Judenrazzia (roundup of Jews) in Rome began at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 16, 1943. Jews in all parts of the city were rounded up brutally and taken to a military school. Two days later, at least 1,035 of the 1,060 Jews slated for deportation to Auschwitz were sent away. Sections of the Italian population attempted to both passively and actively resist the deportation of the Jews.