Robert Katz, writer about the Holocaust, dies





ROME (JTA) -- Robert Katz, an Italy-based American author, journalist and screenwriter who wrote extensively about the World War II fate of Jews in Rome, has died.

His wife told The Associated Press that Katz, who had lived in Tuscany for many years, died Thursday of complications from cancer surgery. He was 77.

Katz wrote extensively about 20th century Italian history. His most famous book was "Death in Rome," published in 1967. It detailed the Nazi massacre of 335 men and boys, many of them Jews, at the Ardeatine Caves south of Rome in retaliation for an Italian partisan attack the day before....


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