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

Daniel Asheri (1936-2018)

Other headings: Daniel Bonaventura

Florence 23 May 1936 - Tel Aviv (Israel) 27 June 2018

Lives on the move

Emigrant family members

  • Enzo Bonaventura  (Pisa 1891 - Jerusalem 1948), father: psychology professor suspended from service at the Università di Firenze, emigrated in March 1939, before his wife and children; never returned to Italy.
  • Matilde Passigli Bonaventura (Palma de Mallorca 1895 - Jerusalem 1984), mother: in Florence from 1921, emigrated to Jerusalem in September 1939 with David and the other children to join her husband; never returned to Italy.
  • David Bonaventura later Ashery (Florence 1925 - Jerusalem 2000), brother: emigrated to Jerusalem (then Palestine) in 1939 with his mother and siblings, became a Greek and Roman History university professor; never returned to Italy.
  • Emanuel Bonaventura then Ashery (Florence 1928), brother: emigrated to Jerusalem (then Palestine) in 1939 with his mother and siblings, went into the shipping business, living from the Fifties mainly in Italy but also in Paris. 





Emigration to Palestine

  • Hebrew University, 1957-1963; Weizman Institute, 1963-1967.
  • Student
1967Pasadena (CA)

Specialization in the USA

  • California institute of Technology, 1967-1969 (post-doc)
  • Fixed-term employment
  • Researcher
1969Tel Aviv

Return to Israel

  • Tel Aviv University, 1969-2018
  • Stable employment
  • Tenured professor
2018Tel Aviv