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

Augusta Algranati Mondolfo (1888-1950)

Naples 2 September 1888 - Buenos Aires 5 October 1950

Lives on the move

Emigrant family members

  • Rodolfo Mondolfo (1877-1976), husband: professor of philosophy, was expelled from the University of Bologna and, in 1939, moved with his family to Argentina. He never returned to Italy permanently.
  • Ugo Mondolfo (1909-1968), son: MD, in1939 moved with his family of origin and his wife Evelina Monterastrelli to Argentina. Neither they nor their son Francisco returned to Italy permanently.
  • Lucio Mondolfo (1910-2001), son: graduated in industrial engineering, in 1939 moved to the United States and settled in Chicago with his wife Vittoria Coen (1916-2003). They never returned to Italy permanently.
  • Silvano Mondolfo (1912-?), son: removed from his position as assistant professor of orthopaedics at the University of Bologna, in 1939 he moved with his wife Adriana Terni to Argentina. They never returned to Italy permanently.

Aid organisations

  • Society for the Protection of Science and Learning, London


References declared to SPSL (in the following order):

  • Giacinto Viola (1870-1943), senator and director of the Clinica medica at the University of Bologna;
  • Piero Benedetti, professor of the Istituto di patologia medica at the University of Modena;
  • Quirino Di Marzio (1883-1954), director of the Clinica oculistica at the University of Bologna.
References actually received by SPSL:
  • Giulio Tarozzi, director of the Istituto di anatomia patologica of the University of Bologna, statement of 15 October 1938;
  • Giacinto Viola, letter of 10 November 1938.



Birth and education

  • Student

Marriage to Rodolfo Mondolfo and move to Padua

  • Not employed

Transfer of the family

  • Not employed

Transfer of the family

  • Università di Bologna
  • Student,Not employed,Fixed-term employment
  • Doctor / Dentist,Junior lecturer
1939Buenos Aires

Transfer to Argentina

  • Fixed-term employment
  • Doctor / Dentist,Technician

Research positions

  • University of Córdoba, Pediatric Clinic; Study commission for brucellosis
  • Fixed-term employment
  • Doctor / Dentist,Researcher

Transfer of the family

  • University of Tucumán, Institute of Regional Medicine Miguel Lillo
  • Fixed-term employment
  • Doctor / Dentist,Researcher