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Oral history interview with Dino Cavanna

Oral History | Accession Number: 2019.98.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.1017

Dino Cavanna, born on October 5, 1939 in Arona, Italy, discusses family background; being raised Catholic; his father’s work managing a savings bank; being in Arona, Italy when Milan was being bombarded; his mother sharing food with people in the town; being five years old in September 1943 and running an errand with his mother, during which the Jewish owner of the store (Signora Pinco) was taken away by Germans and never returned; his life in post-war Italy; his older sister’s death from rheumatic fever at the age of 28; his studies and his interest in the arts and literature; his business ventures; his decision to move to the United States when he was already successfully established in Italy; his wife Barbara, who is of Polish descent; and their two children and several young grand-children.

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Interviewee
Dino Cavanna
Interviewer
Peggy Frankston
Date
interview:  2019 January 12
Geography
creation: Connecticut.
Language
English
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