Donato Manduzio

Donato Manduzio was the charismatic leader, who in the late 1920s, at the instruction he claimed to have received from God in a dream, established a community of Jews in San Nicandro.

With only the Hebrew Scriptures as his guide, Manduzio educated his tiny community in all aspects of ancient Jewish life, and struggled to help them find their place within the greater Italian Jewish community.