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

Carlo Schapira, then Sorell (1904- 1991)

Other headings: Carlo Sorell, Karl Sorell, Carlos Sorell

Dobronauti (Bukovina, Austro-Hungarian Empire, later Romania) 25 October 1904 - Florence 7 April 1991

Lives on the move

Emigrant family members

  • Giselda Biancalani Schapira (Florence 2 April 1902 - Pozzolatico, Florence, 1 May 1983), wife: emigrated to New York 27 October 1940, did not return in her working age.

Support network

  • Natale Giachi (Florence 1889-?), painter, emigrated to New York in 1922; assisted as a reference for the office of immigration.
  • James Picchiani (Florence 1884-?), emigrated to New York in 1911; assisted as a reference for the office of immigration.



Birth and Education

  • Student

Emigration to Italy

  • Università di Firenze, licensed and expelled from the register of doctors in 1939.
  • Student,Unemployed,Freelance job,Fixed-term employment
  • Doctor / Dentist,Junior lecturer
1939New York

Emigration to the USA

  • Unemployed,Freelance job
  • Doctor / Dentist

Passage to Cuba to Obtain a Visa

  • Unemployed
1939New York

Job Placement

  • Unemployed,Occasional job,Freelance job
  • Doctor / Dentist
?New York

Job as a Consultant

  • Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute
  • No information
  • Doctor / Dentist
1968Pozzolatico (Fi)

Return to Florence

  • Not employed