Flora Aghib Levi D’Ancona (Livorno 1895 - Florence 1982), wife: emigrated with him to the USA in 1939. 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.
Mirella Luigia Levi D'Ancona (Florence 1919 – Florence 2014), daughter: 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; she returned to Italy after retirement.
Vivaldo Ernesto Levi D'Ancona (Florence 1921 - Campinas, Brazil, 2009), son: emigrated to the USA in 1940, moved to Brazil in 1949; engineer and entrepreneur. He never returned to Italy permanently.
Pier Lorenzo Arturo Levi D'Ancona (Florence 1926), son: sought refuge in Switzerland in January 1944, he returned to Italy after Liberation.
Viviano Ludovico Emanuele Levi D'Ancona (Florence 1937), son: sought refuge in Switzerland in January 1944, returned to Italy after Liberation, emigrated to the USA in 1946 with his sister Mirella; returned to Italy with his mother in 1950.
Enti di soccorso
Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars, New York
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Committee for Service to the Foreign Born, El Paso (TX) and New York
The Women’s League of the United Synagogue of America, New York
Nicholas Murray Butler (1862-1947), Columbia University (USA);
Henry Carrington Lancaster (1882-1954), Johns Hopkins University (USA);
Roger Sherman Loomis (1887-1966), Columbia University (USA);
Emmanuel Pontremoli (1865-1956), École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris;
Giovanni Gentile (1875-1944), Senato del Regno, Rome;
Nicholas Iorga (1871-1940), Senat, Bucarest;
Archer M. Huntington (1870-1955), Hispanic Society, New York.
Laura Capon Fermi (1907-1977), cousin twice-removed: took in Flora and her husband Ezio Levi, newly arrived in the USA, December 1939.
Mary Sinclair Grawford (1879-1964), University of Southern California, Los Angeles: she helped him in the search for an academic position.
Henry Carrington Lancaster (1882-1954), Romance languages professor at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore: he recommended him to ECADFS.
Fanny Hutman Zlabovsky (1879-1969) field worker for the Committee for Service to the Foreign Born (NCJW), El Paso (TX): she assisted the couple in their immigration procedure;
Mildred Helen McAfee (1900-1994), president of Wellesley College, Wellesley (MA): in 1941 she offered him a teaching position.
Birth and education
Student at the Collegio Ghislieri and graduate in Lettere [Humanities] at the Università di Pavia in 1906; specialization at the Istituto di studi superiori in Florence.
High schools of Lucera (FC) and Naples
Teacher in Livorno
Professor of Italian Literature at the R. Accademia militare di Livorno (1912-18)
Start of university career
Position in compared literatures at the Istituto superiore di Magistero femminile in Florence
Move to Palermo
Position in Romance literatures at the Università di Palermo
Full professor in Naples
Università di Napoli, Facoltà di Lettere; professor at the University of Madrid; summer courses at the University of Santander (1934-36).