Una fuga all’insegna della ‘disponibilità culturale’
Lore Terracini e la doppia patria italo-argentinalock_openopen access checkpeer reviewed
Well known Hispanist and Hispano-America’s scholar, Lore Terracini (1925-1995), daughter of the mathematician Alessandro and nephew of the linguist Benvenuto Aron, lived in Argentina, more precisely in Tucumán, from 1939 to 1947. Her family, Israelite, had been forced to leave Italy because of the Racist Laws promulgated by Mussolini in 1938. In Tucumán, her father and her uncle got assignments at University, where they have been able to establish an intellectual atmosphere of high-level criticism. Their openness to exchange and meeting between different cultures influenced also their sons and daughters, marking them throughout their lifetime. Lore Terracini, in her autobiographical texts, points out that this cultural predisposition led to a process of integration, enough to feel belonging to a double motherland, the Italian and the Argentinian, without forgetting, especially in the last years of her life, the Jewish identity.
keywords: Italian Racist Laws. Argentine. Exile. Integration. Jewish identity.Submitted: Aug. 21, 2018