(VELINO) Roma, 15 Sep - Gianna Pontecorboli has presented hernew book at the Italian Cultural Institute in Tel Aviv:"America. Nuova terra promessa. Storie di ebrei italiani infuga dal fascismo" (America. The new promised land. Tales ofItalian Jews fleeing from fascism). In her book, the authortells the story of the 1938 Italian Racial Laws, which forcedthousands of artists, doctors, lawyers, professors, journalistsand scientists to leave the country. Pontecorboli wasintroduced to a large crowd, including some descendants of thepeople the story focuses on, by the director of the Institute,Simonetta De Felicis. The writer explained why, after years ofcollecting data and conducting interviews, she finally wrotethis book. vel.