Vandals paint swastika at Milan's historic Jewish School
Institution founded in 19th-century, an emblem of survival27 January, 19:06
The school opened in the late 19th century as a nursery for kids from poor families, running entirely on donations. An elementary school was added in 1910, a middle school in 1931, and a high school in 1938. It has survived Italy's Second World War-era racial laws banning Jews from schools, jobs and public life, as well as the decimation of the Jewish community through deportation to concentration camps.
Currently maintained by the Jewish community, it follows the Italian State curriculum with additional classes in Jewish culture, history, and religion.