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

Piero Oscar Mustacchi (1920-2017)

Cairo (Egypt) 29 May 1920 - San Francisco 17 July 2017

Lives on the move

Emigrant family members

  • Dora Ancona Mustacchi (Florence 29 November 1923 - San Francisco 28 October 1997), wife: in March 1939 she emigrated with her family to Florence, before Piero's emigration. She was 16 years old. She graduated from UC Berkeley and married Piero in 1948 with whom she had two children. She was actively involved in volunteer work and the San Francisco medical community. She never returned to Italy.
  • Gilda Rieti Mustacchi (? December 1894 - San Francisco 29 April 1983), mother: Italian resident of Cairo with her husband. Starting in 1949, she made various trips to the United States where her children lived. She moved from Cairo to the US and was a resident of San Francisco when she died at 89 years old. She never returned to Italy.
  • Gino Elia Mustacchi (? c. 1884 - Black Rock, Erie, New York, 24 November 1967), father: Italian citizen residing in Cairo. He was a banker who moved to the US with his wife most likely in 1958, at 74 years old. He never returned to Italy nor Egypt. 
  • Marisa Mustacchi Mihich (?-?), sister: Italian emigrant to the United States. She never returned to Italy nor Egypt. 
  • Liliana Mustacchi Jassy (Cairo, Egypt, 19 July 1928 - New York 2018), sister: Italian citizen who emigrated to the United States. She was most likely e doctor because she was the co-author along with Piero of two publications. Resident of Amherst, Erie, New York. She never returned to Italy nor Egypt. 
  • Mario Mustacchi (1923?-2010?), brother: Emigrant in France. He never returned to Italy nor Egypt.
  • Giacomo Ancona (Livorno 24 November 1886 - San Francisco 2 September 1976), father-in-law: Giacomo was a part of the Faculty of Medicine at the Università di Firenze; He emigrated to San Francisco with his wife and children in 1939, was professor at the University of California San Francisco and practiced medicine. He never returned to Italy. 
  • Alma Bernheimer Ancona (Florence 5 January 1893 - San Francisco 18 February 1978), mother-in-law: housewife, at 46 years old in March of 1939 she emigrated to the United States with her husband, children,  and mother-in-law. She never returned to Italy. 
  • Mario Raul Ancona (Florence 26 September 1920 - San Francisco 26 June 1989) brother-in-law: at 18 years old he was stopped from enrolling in Italian universities. He emigrated with his parents. After graduating from college he worked in finance. He was enlisted in the army in 1942 and in 1950 he married Lisa Matlock in San Francisco. He never returned to Italy. 

Support network

  • Giacomo Ancona (Livorno 24 November 1886 - San Francisco 2 September 1976), father-in-law: a former professor at the Università di Firenze, he emigrated to San Francisco in 1939. Ancona was the reference declared by Piero for his entrance to the United States. Piero was hosted at the Ancona's home in San Francisco, and it was Giacomo who introduced him into the Faculty of Medicine at University of California at San Francisco where he taught. Ancona did whatever was possible to help Piero, especially since his daughter Dora eventually married him.

Movements

1920Cairo (Egypt)

Birth and Education

  • Student
1937Florence

University Studies

  • Università di Firenze
  • Student
19381938-c.1939 Lausanne (Switzerland)

University Studies

  • University of Lausanne
  • Student
1939c. 1939 Cairo (Egypt)

University Studies & First Job

  • University of Cairo, Unspecified British Hospital
  • Student,Fixed-term employment
  • Doctor / Dentist
1947San Francisco

Emigration from Egypt

  • Franklin Hospital of San Francisco
  • Fixed-term employment
  • Doctor / Dentist
1948New York

Temporary Move to New York

  • Damon Runyon Cancer Memorial Fund, Memorial Hospital for the Treatment of Cancer and Allied Diseases
  • Fixed-term employment
  • Researcher
1949San Francisco

Return to San Francisco

  • Franklin Hospital of San Francisco
  • Fixed-term employment
  • Doctor / Dentist
1951Cairo (Egypt)

Trip with his Wife

1951San Francisco

Return to San Francisco

  • University of California San Francisco
  • Freelance job,Fixed-term employment,Stable employment
  • Doctor / Dentist,Untenured professor,Tenured professor
2017San Francisco