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

Mirella Levi D’Ancona (1919-2014)

Other headings: Mirella Luigia Levi D’Ancona

Florence 7 June 1919 - Florence 2 March 2014

Lives on the move

Emigrant family members

  • Ezio Levi D'Ancona (Mantova 1884 – Boston 1941), father: emigrated to the USA in 1939, where he died in 1941.
  • Flora Aghib D’Ancona (Livorno 1895 - Florence 1982), mother: emigrated to the USA in 1939 with her husband. She returned to Italy in 1950.
  • Antonio Giacomo Levi D'Ancona (1917 - Florence 1986), brother: sought refuge in Switzerland in January 1944, he returned to Italy after Liberation.
  • Mario Vivaldo Ernesto Levi D'Ancona (Florence 1921 - Campinas, Brazil, 2009), brother: emigrated to the USA in 1940, moved to Brazil in 1949; engineer and entrepreneur, he never returned to Italy.
  • Pier Lorenzo Arturo Levi D'Ancona (Florence 1926), brother: sought refuge in Switzerland in January 1944, he returned to Italy after Liberation.
  • Viviano Ludovico Emanuele Levi D'Ancona (Florence 1937), brother: sought refuge in Switzerland in January of 1944, returned to Italy after Liberation, emigrated to the USA in 1946 with Mirella; returned to Italy with his mother in 1950.

Aid organisations

  • Jewish organizations in Switzerland

Movements

1919Florence

Birth

1925Naples

Education

  • Private education; classical high school Giambattista Vico in Naples.
  • Student
1938Florence

University studies

  • Università di Firenze
  • Student
1944Switzerland

Refugee

  • Refugee Camps
  • Not employed
1945Florence

Return to Italy

  • Not employed
1946New York

Emigration to the USA

  • Assistant of Richard Offner (Vienna 1889 - Borgo San Lorenzo, Italy, 1965); PhD in Art History at the Institute of Fine arts of the City University of New York (CUNY); lecturer, from 1972 full professor of Art History at the Institute of Fine arts of CUNY.
  • Student,Occasional job,Fixed-term employment,Stable employment
  • Non-intellectual job,Unpaid university lecturer,Untenured professor,Junior lecturer,Tenured professor
1986Florence

In Italy after her retirement

  • Not employed
2014Florence