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

Jacob Beverstein (1912-1983)

Other headings: Jack Beverstein

Wenkheim (Germany) 10 August 1912 - Canada 8 September 1983

Lives on the move

Emigrant family members

  • Lothar Beverstein (Würzburg 29 October 1921 - Toronto 23 October 2016), step-brother: emigrated with Jacob in 1940 to Canada, where they settled. He never returned to Europe permanently.
  • Ella Beverstein Kugelmann (Wenkheim 22 August 1914 - Miami 11 August 2002), sister: in 1936, she emigrated with her husband Kurt Kugelmann to New York, where the couple settled. Ella lived the last phase of her life in Florida. She never returned to Italy permanently.



Birth and Education

  • Oberrealschule of Halberstadt in Sassonia University of Berlin
  • Student

Emigration to Italia

  • Università degli studi di Firenze
  • Student

Doctorate in Bologna

  • Università degli studi di Bologna
  • Student
1939Gran Bretagna

Emigration to Great Britain

  • Arrival in Southampton on 29 March 1939; housed at Kitchener Camp, at Sandwich in Kent; then at Ferring, in West Sussex.
  • Not employed,No information
1940York, Ontario

Emigration to Canada

  • Arrival in Toronto; then in London, Ontario; eventually moved to York.
  • No information
  • Doctor / Dentist