Assignment – Read the assigned article then answer the questions/prompts below.
The author discusses his experience traveling to Rome where he retraces the steps of World War II and the Nazis invasion of the Jewish Ghetto, the portico d”Ottavia.
1. Echoes From the Roman Ghetto – David Laskin July 14 2013 – NYTimes
- Toward the end of the article, the author describes how gentrification of the town has lost its sense of history. What role do local officials have in preserving the historical significance of sights such as the Jewish Ghetto and the memorial at the Fosse Ardeatine?
- Is there anything wrong with businesses taking advantage of the “tourist” climate despite the historical events that took place on the very site? Why or why not?
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