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

Philip Ernst (1910-1980)

Other headings: Jeruchim Fischel

Zablotow (Austro-Hungarian Empire, later Poland, later Ukraine) 15 June 1910 - Tel Aviv July 1980

Lives on the move

Emigrant family members

  • Lida Lerner (1913-1998), wife: she emigrated from Odessa to Italy in 1934 to study medicine; she graduated in Siena in 1939 and in 1940 emigrated to the USA with her husband, whom she met at university; she did not return to Italy.

Support network

  • Frieda Ernst (1909-?), presumably sister: she gave him the affidavit for emigration to the USA in 1928.
  • Pearl Brunstein: she gave him the affidavit for emigration to the USA in 1928.


1910Zablotow (Austro-Hungarian Empire, later Poland, later Ukraine)

Birth and Education

  • Student
1928New York

Emigrated to New York


University Studies in Italy

  • Università di Siena, Facoltà di Medicina e chirurgia, December 1936-December 1937; transfer to the Università di Torino, December 1937-September 1938; back to Siena from November 1938, graduated on July 15, 1939.
  • Student
1940New York

Departure for New York

  • Doctor at Unity Hospital, 1545 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, New York
  • No information
  • Doctor / Dentist
?North Africa

Enlisted in the US Army

  • No information
  • Others
1944New York

Return to New York

1980Tel Aviv