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

Giselda Biancalani Schapira (1902-1983)

Other headings: Sorell Giselda

Florence 2 April 1902 - Pozzolatico (Florence) 1 May 1983

Lives on the move

Emigrant family members

  • Carlo Schapira (later Carlo Sorell) (Dobronowce 25 October 1904 - Florence 7 April 1991), husband: physician, volunteer assistant at the Clinica ortopedica di Firenze, expelled from the Ordine dei medici, emigrated to New York at the beginning of 1939. He returned to Italy after his retirement.

Aid organisations

  • Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars, New York



Birth and education

  • Istituto di Studi superiori e pratici di perfezionamento in Florence; Università di Firenze, Istituto di farmacologia e tossicologia della scuola medica di Firenze; Università di Firenze, Gabinetto di materia medica; Regio Istituto Carlo Piaggia in Viareggio.
  • Student,Unemployed,Fixed-term employment,Stable employment
  • Teacher,Junior lecturer
1940New York

Emigration to the United States

  • New York (NY), Dayton (New Jersey). First employment at the Applied Research Laboratory in Dayton, New Jersey. Then radio speaker.
  • Unemployed,Occasional job
  • Technician,Researcher
1968Pozzolatico (Fi)

Return to Florence

  • Not employed
1983Pozzolatico (Fi)