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

Henry (Heinrich) Hoenigswald (1915-2003)

Other headings: Heinrich Max Franz Hönigswald, Enrico Hoenigswald, Henry Max Hoenigswald

Breslau (Germany, later Poland) 17 April 1915 - Haverford (Pennsylvania) 16 June 2003

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Emigrant family members

  • Richard Hönigswald (Magyaróvár, Austro-Hungarian Empire, later Hungary, 18 July 1875 - New Haven, Connecticut, 11 July 1947), father: professor of philosophy, he was expelled from the University of Munich in 1933; in 1938, following the "Kristallnacht", he was interned in the Dachau camp and released on 1 December. In 1939, he emigrated with his family first to Braunwald in Glarus in Switzerland, and then to New York. He continued his studies but did not obtain any academic posts. After the war he did not return to Germany.
  • Hilde Bohn (Breslau 1905 - Jamesburg, New Jersey, 2000), father's second wife: in September 1938 she went to New York and managed to find a job for herself and an invitation for her husband; she returned to Munich, and in 1939 emigrated with her family first to Switzerland and then to New York. There she was employed as a designer at the toy factory of her friends Ilse and Josef von Schenk. She did not return to Germany.
  • Gertrud (Trudy) Maria Hönigswald (Hoenigswald, later Glucksberg) (Munich 1934 - New York 2021), sister on her father's side: in 1939 she emigrated with her family first to Switzerland and then to New York. After receiving a BA in Fine Arts from the City College of New York, she moved to Princeton in 1965, where she became a graphic designer for Princeton University Press. Married in her first marriage to Sam Glucksberg, she had three children, Matthew, Ken and Nadia. She has worked extensively as an artist and cultural animator.

Aid organisations

  • Phi Beta Kappa Society, New York

Support network

  • Edgar Howard Sturtevant (1875-1952), professor of linguistics at Yale: in 1939 he invited him to Yale, where Henry was lecturer and then research assistant.

Movements

1915Breslau (Germany, then Poland)

Birth and education

  • Johannes-Gymnasium, Breslau
  • Student
1930Munich

Transfer to Munich

  • University of Munich
  • Student
1933Zurich

Studying in Switzerland

  • University of Zurich
  • Student
1934Padua

Emigration to Italy

  • University of Padua
  • Student
1936Florence

Student and Graduate in Florence

  • University of Florence
  • Student
1938Munich

Back to his family in Munich

1939Braunwald in Glarus

With family in Switzerland

1939New York

Emigration to the US

1939New Haven

Lecturer and research assistant at Yale

  • Yale University
  • Fixed-term employment
  • Untenured professor
1942New York

New academic position

  • University Lecturer at Hartford Seminary Foundation and Hunter College, New York
  • Fixed-term employment
  • Untenured professor
1943Philadelphia

New university appointment

  • Lecturer in charge, University of Pennsylvania
  • Fixed-term employment
  • Untenured professor
1944New Haven

Again lecturer at Yale

  • Yale University
  • Fixed-term employment
  • Untenured professor
1945Hartford

Instructor at Hartford

  • Hartford Seminary Foundation
  • Fixed-term employment
  • Untenured professor
1946New York

New appointment

  • University Lecturer, Hunter College
  • Fixed-term employment
  • Untenured professor
1946Ann Arbor

Visiting associate professor

  • University of Michigan
  • Fixed-term employment
  • Untenured professor
1947Washington

Lecturer at the Institute of Foreign Service

  • Institute of Foreign Service, Department of State
  • Fixed-term employment
  • Untenured professor
1947Austin

Associate Professor

  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Stable employment
  • Tenured professor
1948Philadelphia

Associate professor

  • In 1952 visiting associate professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Stable employment
  • Tenured professor
1955Pune (India)

Visiting professor in India

  • Deccan College Postgraduate Research Institute; Collitz Professor, Summer Institute of Linguistics, Georgetown University
  • Fixed-term employment
  • Tenured professor
1955Philadelphia

Return to Penn

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Stable employment
  • Tenured professor
1959Ann Arbor, Princeton

Visiting professor at Ann Arbor and Princeton

  • University of Michigan, Princeton University
  • Fixed-term employment
  • Tenured professor
1959Philadelphia

Full professor

  • University of Pennsylvania; in 1961 visiting professorship at Yale
  • Stable employment
  • Tenured professor
1968Kiel (Germany)

Visiting professor

  • Fulbright lecturer, University of Kiel; visiting professor, University of Michigan
  • Fixed-term employment
  • Tenured professor
1976Oxford

Visiting professor

  • St. John's College, Oxford; Fulbright lecturer, Oxford University
  • Fixed-term employment
  • Tenured professor
1986Leuven (Belgium)

Visiting professor

  • Leuven Katholieke Universiteit
  • Fixed-term employment
  • Tenured professor
1991Baltimore (MD)

Appointment at Johns Hopkins

  • James Poultney Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University
  • Fixed-term employment
  • Tenured professor
2003Haverford