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

Gino Arias (1879-1940)

Florence 1 October 1879 - Córdoba, Argentina, 14 October 1940

Lives on the move

Emigrant family members

  • Leonia Galletti Arias (Florence 1887 –?), wife: after his husband's departure, she stayed for some time in Italy but eventually emigrated to Argentina as well, together with her son Valerio. They left Naples on the Neptunia and arrived in Buenos Aires on the 20 Augusta 1939. Leonia was 52 at the time. They reunited with Gino and the rest of the family. She never returned to Italy permanently.
  • Bruno Arias (1909 – 1989), son: engineer. He was a volunteer during the Spanish Civil War with Franco's troops; however, in 1938, he was expelled as a result of the racial laws and discharged from service. He emigrated to Argentina on 3 October 1939, following his father. He never returned to Italy permanently.
  • Franco Arias (1916 – ?), son: agronomist. He emigrated to Argentina on 6 May 1939, following his father. According to a letter by Gino to his brother Guido (who had remained in Italy), Franco later emigrated to Paraguay. He never returned to Italy permanently.
  • Irene Arias (1917 – ?), daughter: she emigrated to Argentina on 30 January 1939 with her father and later studied literature at the local university. She published her late father's valume: Manual de Economía política in 1942. She became professor of Latin at the Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires. She never returned to Italy permanently.
  • Valerio Arias (1924 – ?), son: student. He emigrated to Argentina on 20 August 1939 with his mother. He never returned to Italy permanently.
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Support network

  • Amintore Fanfani (Pieve Santo Stefano, Arezzo 6 February 1908 – Rome 20 November 1999), professor of economic history at the University of Rome: advised Arias to go to Brazil to find work in the local universities.
  • Giovanni Gentile (Castelvetrano, Trapani 30 May 1875 – Florence 15 April 1944), philosopher: tried «in vain» to help Arias stay in Italy.

Movements

1879Florence

Birth and education

  • Liceo Galileo Galilei
1896Pisa

University student

  • Pisa University; he then transferred to Bologna and back to Pisa in 1899. Finally, he got his degree in law in Bologna in 1900.
  • Student
1903Pisa

Libero Docente

  • University of Pisa
  • Fixed-term employment
  • Libero docente
1905Rome

Libero Docente

  • University of Rome
  • Fixed-term employment
  • Libero docente
1909Genoa

University professor

  • University of Genoa
  • Stable employment
  • Tenured professor
1924Florence

University professor

  • University of Florence; since 1934 the course was renamed 'corporative political economics'.
  • Stable employment
  • Tenured professor
1936Rome

University professor

  • University of Rome; suspended in 1938.
  • Stable employment
  • Tenured professor
1939Buenos Aires

Emigration to Argentina

1939Tucumán (Argentina)

University professor

  • Universidad Nacional de Tucumán
  • Fixed-term employment
  • Tenured professor
1940Córdoba (Argentina)

University professor

  • Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
  • Stable employment
  • Tenured professor
1940Córdoba (Argentina)