Patrizia Guarnieri

Intellectuals Displaced from Fascist Italy.

Migrants, Exiles and Refugees Fleeing for Political and Racial Reasons

©2019-Author(s) Published by Firenze University Press
e-ISBN: 978-88-6453-872-3 | DOI: 10.36253/978-88-6453-872-3

Intellectuals Displaced from Fascist Italy

    News

    Work in progress: the publication of new contents on the website may be delayed due to the forthcoming migration to a new web platform.

    We added a News page to update our followers.

            January 2023

            Participation in initiatives on the occasion of Remembrance Day 2023:

    • Morning workshop in memory of Rudolf Levy, Uffizi, Auditorium Vasari, 26 January 2023, 9.30 a.m.
      Gallerie degli Uffizi in collaboration with Fondazione Museo della Deportazione e Resistenza di Prato
      Talks by Marta Baiardi, Firenze nera: persecuzioni antiebraiche e deportazioni (1943-1944); Michele Sarfatti, Klaus Voigt e la nuova storia dei profughi in Italia; Patrizia Guarnieri, “Senza mai disfare le valigie”. Intellettuali e artisti migranti (Germania-Italia e altrove 1933-1943); Susanne Thesing, “Il mio Rudolf Levy”: dall’esperienza familiare agli incontri con gli amici.
    • Doctors, Fascism and racist laws in Florence: expulsions, emigrations and purges, Ospedale di S. Maria Nuova, Salone San Martino, 27 January 2023, 17.00 p.m.
      Fondazione Santa Maria Nuova Onlus
      On the occasion of the event, Lucrezia Nuti's book "Medici e fascismo. Espulsioni politiche e razziali ed epurazioni a confronto" (Ed. Morlacchi) will be presented.

      December 2022

    • Published one new photo in the gallery of Paolo Rossi.
    • Published the Support Network, timeline, and map of Ada Bolaffi.
    • Published the emigrant family members of Ada Bolaffi.
    • Published the emigrant family members and aid organisations of Giulio De Angelis (Yoel De Malach).
    • Published the emigrant family members, aid organisations, support network, timeline, and the map of Felix Gilbert.
    • Published the Italian article on Fernando Liuzzi by Patrizia Guarnieri.
    • Updated the Emigrant family members of Daniel Asheri, David Asheri, and Matilde Passigli Bonaventura.
    • Published the English article on Tullio Seppilli, translated by Tom Dawkes.
    • Updated Enzo Bonaventura's Emigrant family members.
    • Published a new photo in Felix Gilbert's gallery.
    • Published the timeline and six new photos of Giulio De Angelis (De Malach).
    • Published the English article on Carla Coen Pekelis, translated by Francesca Parmeggiani (Fordham University).
    • Published an update of Patrizia Guarnieri's article on Carla Coen Pekelis.
    • Published an update of Andrea Becherucci's article on Ernesto Rossi (Italian and English, translated by Tom Dawkes).
    • Published the map, timeline, references, and support network on Fernando Liuzzi's page. Updated the Emigrant family members list.

    • Published the map on Giulio De Angelis' page.
    • Published the emigrant family members, aid organisations, support network, and one photo of Paula Langnas.
    • Updated the Emigrant family members list to Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Fernando Liuzzi.
    • Published the Italian article on Israel Meyer.

      October 2022

    • Published the Italian article on Arnaldo Momigliano by Alberto Cavaglion (University of Florence).

    • Published four new photos in Marion Cave Rosselli's gallery, thanks to the Istituto Storico della Resistenza in Toscana (ISRT).
    • Published six new photos in John (Giovanni) Rosselli's gallery, thanks to the Istituto Storico della Resistenza in Toscana (ISRT).
    • Published two new photos in Amelia Pincherle Moravia Rosselli's gallery, thanks to the Istituto Storico della Resistenza in Toscana (ISRT).

    • Published the map, timeline, emigrant family members, aid organisations, support network, and one photo of Israel Meyer.


      «Intellectuals Displaced from fascist Italy - When the 'brains on the move' are women. Conversation with Piera Levi Montalcini», 21 October 2022, Laboratorio multimediale dell'Università di Firenze.

      Florence, 21 October 2022, Faculty of Agriculture, Palazzina Reale, piazzale delle Cascine 18, 5:30pm: "Quando i cervelli in fuga sono donne. Storie di scienziate, studiose e artiste che andarono a cercare lavoro all'estero ieri e oggi", part of the cycle on women's legacy, "L'eredità delle donne". Speakers include: Piera Levi Montalcini, Patrizia Guarnieri, and Italian scholars who now work abroad. The Dean will be present. All welcome: young persons, displaced or not, repatriates, parents, loved ones, and firends of all kinds.
      At 38 years old, Rita still was not in a permanent position. However, she was good. Thus, she decided to accept a position at Washington University in St Louis. She planned to stay away from home for six months at maximum; she ended up spending 30 years away. Rita Levi Montalcini was the only Italian woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize in sciences, but during the Regime, and after, many worthy scholars moved abroad. Since 2009, the increase in the percentage of expatriation is larger among women. Brain drain is not a new phenomenon in Italy, but rather a forgotten history.

    • Published the English article on Aldo Neppi Modona.

    • Published five new photos in Rita Levi-Montalcini's gallery thanks to Piera Levi-Montalcini (Rome).

      Trento, 12 October 2022: Patrizia Guarnieri speaks at the seminar "Di mia libera volontà": intellettuali in fuga e fascismo, in the ESAF - European Societies and Academic Freedom: Patterns, Problems, Solutions, University of Trento,  the Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence, Faculty of Law.

    • Updated the Emigrant family members list to Flora Aghib Levi D'Ancona and Paolo Franchetti's pages.

    • Published two new photos on Margot Held's gallery, thanks to Clare Rayner (Essex).
    • Published the emigrant family members on Laura Capon Fermi and Enrico Fermi's pages.

    • Published the emigrant family members on Fernando Liuzzi's page.

    • Published the English article on Oscar Levi, then Landi, translated by Alexander Rios (Fordham University).
    • Published the emigrant family members, aid organisations, references, support network, map, and timeline on Arnaldo Momigliano's page.
    • Published three new photos in Arnaldo Momigliano's gallery, thanks to Alberto Cavaglion (University of Florence).

      September 2022

    • Updated Carla Coen Pekelis's article.

    • Published the emigrant family members of: Carlo Rosselli, Marion Cave Rosselli, John Rosselli, Amelia Pincherle Moravia Rosselli, and Maria Vittoria Todesco Rosselli.

    • Published the Italian article on Carlo Rosselli by Elisa Signori (Università di Pavia)

    • Published the map on Carlo Rosselli's page.

    • Published eleven new photos in Corrado Cagli's gallery, thanks to the Archivio Corrado Cagli.

    • Published the Italian article on Tullio Seppilli by Maria Luciana Buseghin (Associazione Italia-Israele di Perugia).
    • Updated the English article on Stefano Montuori.

    • Published Emigrated family members' list to Aldo Neppi-Modona's page.
    • Published  new photos in Carla Coen and Alessandro Pekelis' galleries

    • Published the English article on Roberto Funaro, translated by Tom Dawkes, Cardiff.

    • Published the Italian article on Aldo Neppi Modona by Edoardo Bianchi (Università di Verona).

    • Published the Italian article on Carla Coen Pekelis by Patrizia Guarnieri (Università di Firenze).

      August 2022

    • Updated the Italian article on Stefano (Esteban) Montuori by Valeria Graffone (Università di Torino).

    • Published the map, timeline, and Support network to Carla Coen Pekelis' page.
    • Published the Emigrated family members' list to Aldo Servadio's page.
    • Published the Emigrated family members' list to Elio Servadio's page and published three photos in the gallery.
    • Published the Emigrated family members' list to Guido Coen's page.

    • Published the English article on Franca Trentin, translated by Tom Dawkes, Cardiff.

    • Added new Emigrated family members to Carla Coen Pekelis and Alessandro Pekelis. Updated the emigrated family members to Emanuele Pekelis.
    • Added new Emigrated family members to Anita Schwarzkopf Seppilli's page.

    • Published the English article on Maria Luisa Moldauer Eisenstein, translated by Alexander Rios (Fordham University).

    • Published the Italian article on Oscar Levi, then Landi by Lucrezia Nuti (University of Florence).

    • Published the Aid organisations, References, and Support Network, the map, and the timeline on Aldo Neppi-Modona's page.

    • Published two new photos in Gustavo Colonnetti's gallery, thanks to Andrea De Marchi (University of Florence).
    • Published the Aid organisations, References, and Support network on Paolo Treves' page.

    • Published a new photo in Fernando Liuzzi's gallery, thanks to James Westby.
    • Published the article on Maximilian Hackmayer by Nicola Cacciatore.
    • Published one new photo in Alessandro Seppilli and Anita Schwarzkopf's galleries.

    • Published the English article on Klaus Juliusburger translated by Nicola Cacciatore.
    • Updated the Italian article on Samuel Cytron and published the English translation.
    • Published the English article on Giliana Berneri translated by Stephen Fragano (Fordham University).
    • Updated Maria Luisa Moldauer's Italian article.
    • Added the map to Cesare T. Lombroso's page.
    • Timeline added to Piero Treves's page.
    • Map and timeline added to Paolo Treves's page
    • Published Ernst Philip's support network.

    • Published the Italian article on Paolo Treves by Andrea Ricciardi.

    • Published Maximilian Hackmayer's map and timeline.
    • Updated the emigrant family members list of the pages of Bruno and Giorgio Funaro.

    • Published the Italian article on Roberto Funaro by Patrizia Guarnieri (Università di Firenze).

      July 2022

    • Updated the emigrant family members list of the pages of Piera Racah, Roberto Funaro, Giorgio Funaro, Bruno Funaro, and Gina Gabrielli. Added the aid organisations to Roberto Funaro's page.
    • Published the emigrant family members list, references, and support network on Franca Trentin's page.
    • Published the emigrant family members list on Silvio Trentin's page.

    • Published the Italian article on Franca Trentin by Luisa Bellina (Centro documentazione e ricerca famiglia Trentin, Venezia).

    • Added the map and the timeline to Roberto Funaro's page.

    • Added a photo to Carla Coen Pekelis' gallery, thanks to Haim Pekelis (Los Angeles).

    • Added the map, the timeline, and the support network to Camillo Berneri's page.

    • Added the timeline and map to Franca Trentin's page.
    • Published the Italian article on Camillo Berneri by Elena Bignami (University of Pisa).
    • Updated Emanuele Pekelis' article.

    • Published the Italian article on Carlo Sforza by Nicola Cacciatore.
    • Added the map to Paolo Treves's page.

    • Published the Italian article on Szamuel Cytron by Nicola Cacciatore.
    • Published a new photo in Fernando Liuzzi's and Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco's galleries, thanks to John Tedeschi (Ferryville, Wisconsin).

    • Updated the list of the emigrant family members in Carla Coen Pekelis, Alessandro Pekelis, and Emanuele Pekelis' pages.

      June 2022

    • Updated Maria Luisa Moldauer Eisenstein's page with the list of the emigrant family members, the timeline, and the map.

    • Published the article on Maria Luisa Moldauer Eisenstein by Francesca Cavarocchi.
    • Published the English version of Gino Arias' article, translated by Tom Dawkes, Cardiff.
    • Updated Klaus Juliusburger's page with the list of the emigrant family members, the timeline, and the map.

    • Published the Added the Szamuel Cytron's page, which includes the list of emigrant family members, the timeline, and the map.
    • Added the list of emigrant family members, the timeline, and the map to Carlo Sforza's page.

    • Added 10 new photos to Carlo Sforza's gallery.

    • 6 photos added to Tullio Seppilli's gallery, thanks to Anna Tung Chang, Perugia, and Amina De Napoli, Fiesole.
    • 2 photos added to Alessandro Seppilli's gallery, thanks to Anna Tung Chang, Perugia, and Amina De Napoli, Fiesole.
    • 3 photos added to Anita Schwarzkopf Seppilli's gallery, thanks to Anna Tung Chang, Perugia, and Amina De Napoli, Fiesole.

    • Published the English article on Robert Kempner, translated by Tom Dawkes, Cardiff.

    • Updated the emigrant family members on Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's page

    • Added 6 new photos to the Robert Kempner gallery, thanks to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington D.C.)

    • 12 new photos added to the Carla Coen Pekelis gallery, thanks to Simona Pekelis McCray (New York).
    • 13 new photos added to the Alessandro Pekelis gallery, thanks to Simona Pekelis McCray (New York).
    • 2 new photos added to the Emanuele Pekelis gallery, thanks to Simona Pekelis McCray (New York).

      May 2022

    • Added 7 new photos to the Giulio De Angelis (Yoel De Malach) gallery, thanks to Daniel De Malach (Beer Sheva, Israel).
    • Added 2 photos to the Emanuele Pekelis gallery, thanks to Matthew Siena (Bloomington, Indiana).

    • Added 7 new photos to the Trudy Goth gallery, thanks to the Houghton Library (Harvard University).
    • Added 2 new photos to the Giulio De Angelis (Yoel De Malach) gallery, thanks to Daniel De Malach (Beer Sheva, Israel).

    • Added 4 new photos to the Angiola Sartorio gallery, thanks to the Jacob's Pillow Archives (Becket, MA).
    • Added one new photo to the Fernando Liuzzi gallery, thanks to John Tedeschi.

    • Published the English article on Achille Viterbi translated by Sian Gibby (CUNY, NY.)

    • Added one new photo to the Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco gallery.
    • Added one new photo to the Bruno Funaro gallery.

      Florence, 20 May 2022: Presentation of the portal at the Fiera Didacta Italia, an important event on innovation in schools sponsored, among others, by the MIUR, and by the Tuscany Region.

    • Added 3 new photos to the Trudy Goth gallery, thanks to the Houghton Library (Harvard University) and the Jacob's Pillow Archives (Becket, MA).
    • Added 4 new photos to the Silvio Trentin gallery, thanks to the Centro documentazione e ricerca famiglia Trentin (Vanice).

    • Added the emigrated family members; added the timeline; added the map to Margot Held.
    • Added timeline and map to Chona Mikoczynk.

      New York, 13 May 2022
      : "Intellectuals Displaced from Fascist Italy: Why a Website and Not a Book?", Ninth Meeting of the Columbia Seminar in Modern Italian Studies, Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, New York City. 
      Speaker Patrizia Guarnieri; respondent Marcella Bencivenni, Hostos Community College, CUNY.

    • Updated the emigrant family members to Nora Lombroso Rossi, Silvia Forti Lombroso, Ugo Lombroso e Cesare Lombroso.

    • Added 36 new photos to the Franca Trentin gallery, thanks to the Centro documentazione e ricerca famiglia Trentin (Vanice).

      11 May 2022

      Presentation of the project Intellectuals Displaced from Fascist Italy at Webinar #44, "Education to and with Cultural Heritage" as part of the "Antonio Ruberti" Digital Cultures Week (7th edition), promoted by #diculther.

    • Added 21 new photos to the Silvio Trentin gallery, thanks to the Centro documentazione e ricerca famiglia Trentin (Vanice).

      Jerusalem, 8 May 2022
      : Participation of Patrizia Guarnieri in the presentation of the memoir Flora Aghib Levi D'Ancona, La nostra vita con Ezio e Ricordi di guerra, ed. by Luisa Levi D'Ancona Modena, Florence University Press, 2021.
      Hevrat Yehudè Italia Belsrael, Jerusalem.

    • Added the emigrant family members to Corrado Cagli.
    • Added the emigrant family members to Ebe Cagli.

    • Added 13 new photos to the Gustavo Collonnetti gallery, thanks to Margherita Colonnetti (Fondazione Alberto Colonnetti ONLUS) and Andrea De Marchi (Università di Firenze).

    • Published the Italian article on Robert Kempner by Matteo Grasso (ISRPT) and Patrizia Guarnieri; added in the English page the emigrant family members; added aid organisations, references, and support network; added the timeline; added the map.

      April 2022

      Rome, 29 April 2022
      : Participation of Patrizia Guarnieri (paper on "Italian intellectuals’ displacement from fascist Italy") in the round table “Good Practices on Memory”, within the European Project "Face-Up. Faces from the Past: The Fight for Freedom and Democracy during the Regime of Hoxha". 
      Istituto storico italiano per l'età moderna e contemporanea, Rome.

    • Updated the Italian article on Emanuele Pekelis by Lucrezia Nuti (Università di Firenze); published the translation by Melissa A. Leone (Fordham University); added the timeline; added the map.

    • Published the English article on Gaetano Salvemini translated by Stephen Fragano (Fordham University).

    • Published the Italian article on Giliana Berneri by Emanuela Minuto (Università di Pisa); added to the English version the timeline; added the map.

    • Updated the Italian article on Ernesto Rossi by Andrea Becherucci (European University Institute).

    • Updated the Italian article on Gino Arias by Camilla Cattarulla (Università Roma Tre) and Nicola Cacciatore.

    • Added 8 new photos to the Teodoro (Doro) Levi gallery, thanks to Roberto Kostoris (Università di Padova).

    • Added 3 new photos to the Aldo Neppi-Modona gallery, thanks to Lionella Neppi-Modona Viterbo (Florence).

    • Published the Italian article on Ernesto Rossi by Andrea Becherucci (European University Institute); added to the English version the emigrant family members; added the support network; added the timeline; added the map.

    • Published the English article on Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco translated by Diana Castelnuovo-Tedesco., New York.

    • Added 3 new photos to the Leo Lionni gallery.

    • Published the Italian article on Karl Andermann by Francesca Cavarocchi; added to the English version the timeline; added the map.

    • Published the Italian article on Lori Uziel by Francesca Cavarocchi; added to the English version the timeline; added the map.