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Intellettuali in fuga dall’Italia fascista / Intellectuals displaced from Fascist Italy

Migranti, esuli e rifugiati per motivi politici e razziali / Migrants, Exiles and Refugees Fleeing for Political and Racial Reasons
  • Patrizia Guarnieri,

Intellectuals Displaced from Fascist Italy is a bilingual (IT/ EN) and in progress website that draws attention to the migration of intellectuals during Fascism. Italy is usually considered a land of poor and uneducated migrants. But during the twenty years of Fascism, especially after the anti-Jewish laws but even before, professionals, students and scholars, including foreigners, expatriated alone or with families for political and racial reasons to the Americas, England, Mandatory Palestine, Switzerland. It is a limited but important phenomenon of brain drain, which in the case of Italy has yet to be investigated. Who were the people who decided to leave in search of freedom, work, and then salvation, and what did they do? Their names and stories were cancelled. This work attempts to reconstruct their lives thanks to foreign archives, letters, scattered memories and hundreds of photos. What difficulties did they face in their host countries? How many of them returned? The stories speak of devastating losses to the detriment of the country, of responsibilities and injustices, but also of resources and talents of Italian culture, of commitment and determination. The project was promoted by the University of Florence and funded by the Tuscany Regional Authority, and by various donors, with the sponsorship of the New York Public Library; Council for At-Risk Academics, London; J. Calandra Italian American Institute, CUNY; The Central Archives for the history of Jewish People, Jerusalem and other institutes.

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Patrizia Guarnieri

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-6464-5591

Patrizia Guarnieri is Full Professor of Cultural History at the University of Florence. She has been a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Harvard University; CNR-NATO Fellow at The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine in London; Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute and a Faculty member on the Stanford University Overseas Program; M. Di Palermo McCauley Visiting Scholar at the John Calandra Italian American Institute, CUNY, New York, in 2018 and in 2022. She is the director of the University of Florence’s project for the 80th anniversary of the racial laws. Her books range from the microhistory L’ammazzabambini. Legge e scienza in un processo di fine ‘800 (Turin, Einaudi 1988, then Laterza 2006), translated as A case of Child Murder (Polity Press 1992), to Italian Psychology and Jewish Emigration under Fascism. From Florence to Jerusalem and New York (New York, Palgrave - MacMillan, 2016), which was awarded the 2019 Edinburgh Gadda Prize for Cultural Studies.
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Book Title

Intellettuali in fuga dall’Italia fascista / Intellectuals displaced from Fascist Italy

Book Subtitle

Migranti, esuli e rifugiati per motivi politici e razziali / Migrants, Exiles and Refugees Fleeing for Political and Racial Reasons

Authors

Patrizia Guarnieri

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Publication Year

2019

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© 2019 Firenze University Press

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CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6453-872-3

eISBN (web)

978-88-6453-872-3

eISBN (xml)

978-88-9273-065-6

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Biblioteca di storia

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2464-9007

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2704-5986

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