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

Moritz Goldstein (1880-1977)

Other headings: Inqit, Egon Distel, Michael Osten (pseudonimi)

Berlin 27 March 1880 - New York 3 September 1977

Lives on the move

Emigrant family members

  • Antonie Charlotte Schlesinger Goldstein, called Toni (Breslau 1886 - New York 1950), wife: emigrated with him from Germany to Italy and to all of the other countries until the United States. She never returned to Italy or to her native country. 
  • Thomas Goldstein (Berlin 23 June 1913 - USA 19 November 1997), son: emigrated from Germany to Florence, then to Oslo on his own in 1938-39, to Santo Domingo and to New York in 1947; he never returned to Italy or to his native country.
  • Lilli Gettinger Goldstein (Berlin 18 May 1920 - ?), daughter-in-law: emigrated with Thomas.

Support network

  • Dorothy Emmet (1904-2000), English philosopher: she took him and his wife into her Manchester home when they emigrated from Italy to England in 1939.
  • Thomas Goldstein (1913-1997): he helped her parents arrive in the USA with family reunification.



Birth and education. A career as a journalist

  • Berlin and Munich Universities
  • Student,Stable employment
  • Journalist

Emigration to Italy

  • Founder and director of the Landschulheim Florenz; then manager of a small hotel in Forte dei Marmi.
  • Freelance job
  • Manager / Entrepreneur,Non-intellectual job

Emigration to England

  • Unemployed
?Abersoch (Galles)

  • Owner of a small hotel in a seaside location
  • Freelance job
  • Non-intellectual job
1947New York

Emigration to the USA

  • Journalist in New York
  • Freelance job
  • Journalist
1977New York