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

Thomas Eugene Goldstein (1913-1997)

Other headings: Tommaso, Thomas Eugen, Thom Goldstein

Berlin 23 June 1913 - New York 19 November 1997

Lives on the move

Emigrant family members

  • Lilli Gettinger Goldstein (Berlin 18 May 1920), wife: emigrated with him.
  • Moritz Goldstein (Berlin 27 March 1880 - New York 3 September 1977), father: emigrated to France and to London in 1938-1939 and to New York in October 1947. He never returned to Europe.
  • Antonie Charlotte Schlesinger Goldstein, called Toni (Breslau 1886 - New York 1950), wife: emigrated with her husband from Germany to Italy and to all of the other countries until the United States, where she died.

Aid organisations

  • Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars, New York


Declared references to ECADFS:

  • the German economists Horst Mendershausen and Hans Landsberg.

Actual references:
  • the philosophy historian Paul Oskar Kristeller (1905-1999), not reported by him but reported at the request of ECADFS.

Support network

  • His original family, especially his father, given his fame. 
  • The economist Hans Landsberg (Posen, Poland, 9 September 1913 - Washington DC 14 October 2001), who studied at the London School of Economics until 1936, when he went to the USA; from 1941 he was at Columbia University: he hosted Thomas Goldstein and his wife in Manhattan.



Birth and education

  • University of Berlin. Theatre group of Erwin F. Piscator.
  • Student

Emigration to Italy

  • Università di Firenze, Paleography School; Boarding school for refugees Landschulheim Florenz.
  • Student,No information
  • Teacher

Emigration to Norway

  • Journalistic collaborations
  • Occasional job
  • Journalist
1941Santo Domingo

Towards America

  • Santo Domingo Jewish Refugee Club, Hebrew Community Santo Domingo
1941New York

Emigration to the United States

  • «Voice of America»; Brooklyn College, New York University; New School for Social Research; City College of New York (CUNY).
  • Occasional job,Fixed-term employment,Stable employment
  • Journalist,Untenured professor,Tenured professor
1997New York