Licia Barocas (Alexandria, Egypt, 8 March 1916 - Florence 1962?), sister: came to Florence as did her brother in order to study; left for Egypt after the promulgation of the Racial Laws; returned to Italy in 1952.
Ida Orvieto Barocas (1882-1949?), mother: widow, came to Florence in 1934 with her two youngest sons and left for Egypt after the promulgation of the Racial Laws.
Valerio Barocas (Alexandria, Egypt, 26 October 1904 - Rome April 1965), brother: expelled from the Italian Hospital in Egypt where he was a doctor because of his Italian nationality. He moved to Italy in 1952 with his wife Cesira Casini, a teacher, and his sons Alberto (1938), who became a nuclear chemist, and Claudio (1940-1989), future Egyptologist. They moved to Rome in 1958.
Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars, New York
Society for the Protection of Science and Learning, London
Special Tribunal of the Royal Society, London (for the release of internees)
Giorgio Abetti (Padova 1882 - Florence 1982), Director of the Arcetri Observatory, Università di Firenze
Wilfred Hall, Director of Tynemouth Private Laboratory and Hepple Observatory, Northumberland, England.
References given to the British administration on Barocas' academic merit and loyalty (in order to obtain his release from internment camp in Canada):
Wilfred Hall- Donald Scott, Northumberland
G.R. Goldsmith, King's College
Oswin J. Charlton, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Heber Curtis, Ministry of Home Security.
Wilfred Hall, Director of Tynemouth Private Laboratory and Hepple Observatory, Northumberland, England. He offered Barocas hospitality in his own home while Barocas was working at the observatory. Hall also arranged Barocas' release from internment camp as well as funding for him, maintained contact with Barocas’ brother and family in Alexandria and with the SPSL, and searched for a professional appointment for him.
Birth and education
Emigration to Italy
Università di Firenze, 1934-38
Emigration to England
Unpaid position at Tynemouth Observatory
1940Warth Mill, Bury, Lancashire
Internment in Canada
1941Isle of Man
Granville Camp Douglas, Isle of Man
Search for accommodation
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Abinger Magnetic Observatory, from 13 August 1941
Director of an astronomical observatory
Director of the Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory, from July 1947