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

Guta Gluckmann Medshiboshski (1885-1947)

Other headings: Guta Gluckmann Meggiboschi; Guta Glickman, or Glukmann, or Gluckman, Medshiboschki or Medshibosiski or Medshiboshiki

Dinaminde, Riga (at that time Russia, then Lettonia) 5 February 1885 - Florence 26 February 1947

Lives on the move

Emigrant family members

  • Giuseppe(Josip) Medshiboschki (Meggiboschi) (Kishinev, Russia, then Chișinău, Moldova 5 December 1881 - Florence 11 April 1968), husband: Doctor, exiled in France in 1912 and in Italy in 1913 with his wife and son, struck by the racial laws, he hid himself and his family in Montecatini Terme, Pistoia. He remained in Italy.
  • Aldo (Abramo) Medshiboshski (Meggiboschi) (Riga, Russia then Lettonia 15 May 1912 - Florence 25 January 1992), son: brought by his mother to France in 1912 to be reunited with his father, and then to Italy, in Florence, where he became a Doctor. Struck by the racial laws like his sisters, born in Italy but without Italian citizenship: Ester (Montevarchi, Arezzo 16 April 1915 - Florence 8 December 1996) and Flora (S. Giovanni Valdarno, Arezzo 9 June 1917 - Paris 26 June 2016), he went into hiding with his family. He remained in Italy.


1885Dinaminde, Riga (Russia, than Lettonia)

Birth and Education

  • Student
?Charkov (Russia, than Charkiv, Ukraine)

University studies

  • Student

Reunion with her political refugee husband


Emigration to Italy

  • Not employed,Occasional job
  • Doctor / Dentist
1915Arezzo (province), Italy

Relocation of the family

1920Capannoli (Pisa), Italy

Relocation of the family


Relocation of the family

  • University of Florence
  • Student,Freelance job
  • Doctor / Dentist
1943Montecatini Terme (Pistoia), Italy

Hidden with the family


Return to Florence

  • Unemployed