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

Vivaldo Levi D’Ancona (1921-2009)

Other headings: Mario Vivaldo Ernesto

Florence 25 March 1921 - Campinas (São Paulo, Brasil) November 2009

Lives on the move

Emigrant family members

  • Mirella Calef Levi D'Ancona (1928-2014?), wife: emigrated to Brazil in 1940 with her mother Bianca Levi and her father Carlo Calef, urologist, assistente ordinario suspended from service at the Università di Napoli. She never returned to Italy.
  • 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, returned to Italy after Liberation. 
  • Mirella Luigia Levi D'Ancona (Florence 1919 - Florence 2014), sister: sought refuge in Switzerland in January 1944, returned to Italy after Liberation, emigrated to the USA in 1946 with her brother Viviano Ludovico Emanuele; became a full professor of Art History at CUNY; returned to Italy after retirement.
  • Pier Lorenzo Arturo Levi D'Ancona (Florence 1926), brother: sought refuge in Switzerland in January 1944, returned to Italy after Liberation.- Viviano Ludovico Emanuele Levi D'Ancona (Florence 1937), brother: sought refuge in Switzerland in January 1944, returned to Italy after Liberation, emigrated to the USA in 1946 with Mirella; returned to Italy with his mother in 1950.

Movements

1921Naples

Birth and education

  • High school in Naples and student in Florence for a short time
  • Student
1939Paris

In France with relatives

1940Lisbon

Fleeing France

1940Azores

New stop in his emigration

1940New York

Emigration to the USA

1940Wellesley (MA)

Reunification with his parents

  • Gamaliel Bradford Senior High School, Wellesley
  • Student
1941New Haven

University education

  • Yale University
  • Student
1944Japan

War volunteer

  • Education at Camp Blanding, Florida; University of Kioto.
  • Student
1947Raleigh (NC)

Return to the USA

  • North Carolina State University
  • Student
1949São Paulo

Emigration to Brazil

  • Freelance job
  • Manager / Entrepreneur
2009São Paulo