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Title The Memoirs of Anna Yona
Date 1932-1971
Document Type Personal Account
Reference IHRC2873
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name Yona, Anna Papers
Description Anna Yona continues her husband David Yona's autobiography, concerning their experiences as Italian immigrants to the United States in the years after 1932. Her recollections cover family life, life in fascist Italy, migration and settling in the United States, and communicating with relatives in Italy.
Biographical Note / History A civil engineer by profession and a frequent contributor of articles to the Italian American magazine La Controcorrente (Boston, Massachusetts) during and after World War II, David Yona (1901-1971) was born in Iurea, in northern Italy. He and Anna (Foa) Yona were married in 1932 in Turin; they came to the United States in 1940, and lived in New York City.
Theme(s) Motives for Emigration; Journey Conditions; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Country (from) Italy
Country (to) United States of America
Places Chicago, Illinois, United States
Ports New York, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Nationality Italian; European
Keywords emigration, marriage, newspaper, language classes, aviation, judiciary, employment, languages, postal service, employment, health and sickness, postal service, punishment, fascism, Second World War, diplomacy, politics, prison
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Immigration History Research Center Archives catalogue.
Catalogue Link Immigration History Research Center Archives Catalogue
Language English
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