Episode 30: Italy’s segregated schools

Every-so-often I do an episode that is very near and dear to my heart. This episode is no exception. In this month’s show for our ‘Controversies and Contraband’ series on the Coffee & Cocktails® Podcast I talk with historian and Senior Researcher, Dr Hannes Obermair about the history of South Tyrol, Italy’s secret catacomb schools, originally designed with the intent to protect Italy’s German-speaking ethnicity from Italian fascist occupation.

Almost 100 years later and South Tyrol now practices legalised segregated education with politicians taking great strides to keep the minority groups divided despite community desires to bring them all together.

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