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

Jacob Beverstein (1912-1983)

Other headings: Jack Beverstein

Wenkheim (Germany) 10 August 1912 - Canada 8 September 1983

Lives on the move

Emigrant family members

  • Lothar Beverstein (Würzburg 29 October 1921 - Toronto 23 October 2016), step-brother: emigrated with Jacob in 1940 to Canada, where they settled.
  • Ella Beverstein Kugelmann (Wenkheim 22 August 1914 - Miami 11 August 2002), sister: in 1936 she emigrated with husband Kurt Kugelmann to New York, where the coupled settled; Ella lived the last phase of her life in Florida. 



Birth and Education

  • Oberrealschule of Halberstadt in Sassonia University of Berlin
  • Student

Emigration to Italia

  • Università degli studi di Firenze
  • Student

Doctorate in Bologna

  • Università degli studi di Bologna
  • Student
1939Gran Bretagna

Emigration to Great Britain

  • Arrival in Southampton on 29 March 1939; housed at Kitchener Camp, at Sandwich in Kent; then at Ferring, in West Sussex.
  • Not employed,No information
1940York, Ontario

Emigration to Canada

  • Arrival in Toronto; then in London, Ontario; eventually moved to York.
  • No information
  • Doctor / Dentist