anti-Semitism, Enzo Bonaventura, Renata Calabresi, refugees
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This rich, complicated work stands as a testament to the art of historical detection. Reading through the papers of the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars at the New York Public Library, Dr. Guarnieri came across a file on Renata Calabresi, an Italian psychologist who had fled to Italy in early 1939, seeking refuge and work in New York City. Guarnieri was struck by the fact that Calabresi had studied psychology under the direction of one of the preeminent Italian psychologists in the initial decades of the twentieth century, Francesco De Sarlo, at the Institute for Superior Studies in Florence (ISS), which is the same institution where Guarnieri works as a professor of history. Despite her deep knowledge of the history of...

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