To Sign or Not to Sign: Tullio Levi-Civita, Giuseppe Levi and the Fascist Loyalty Oath of 1931

Judith Goodstein

Abstract


This paper considers the historical framework for the events leading up to the 1931 oath of allegiance to the Fascist government, which all of Italys university professors were required to sign, and how Turins professor of anatomy Giuseppe Levi and the Roman mathematician Tullio Levi-Civita responded.

Key words: History, 20th Century - Jewish History - Fascism - Science and Society - Scientific Biography - Italy


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