ITALY SECRET MUSSOLINI

ITALY SECRET MUSSOLINI

FILE - File photo dated Sept. 28, 1938 showing Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, at left in foreground, and Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, at right, taken just before the four power conference in Munich, Germany. As a gesture of friendship, Hitler met Mussolini with his car at the Italo-German frontier. Benito Mussolini was a fierce anti-Semite, who proudly said that his hatred for Jews preceded Adolf Hitler's and vowed to "destroy them all," according to previously unpublished diaries by the Fascist dictator's longtime mistress. According to the diaries, Mussolini also talked about the warm reception he got from Hitler at the 1938 Munich conference - he called the German leader a "softie" - and attacked Pope Pius XI for his criticism of Nazism and Fascism. The dairies kept by Claretta Petacci, Mussolini's mistress, between 1932 and 1938 are the subject of a book coming out the week beginning Monday Nov. 16, 2009, in Italy, entitled "Secret Mussolini." Excerpts were published Monday by Italy's leading daily Corriere della Sera and confirmed by publisher Rizzoli. On a more intimate note, Mussolini was explicit about his sexual appetites for his mistress and said he regretted having affairs with several other women. (AP Photo/File)

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January 05, 2008 03:00:00 AM
November 16, 2009 07:02:54 PM
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SEPT. 28, 1938 FILE PHOTO
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Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler
Nazism, Government and politics
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