Ebe Cagli Seidenberg

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The Institute of Modern Languages Research


Ebe Cagli Seidenberg was born in Ancona, Italy, on the Adriatic Sea, on 23 February 1915, and raised in Rome in a middle-class Jewish family which, like the majority of Italian Jews, considered itself assimilated. Both her parents were well-educated: her father, a businessman who had lost his fortune during World War I, was professor of applied mathematics at a technical institute, while her mother worked as an editor of the International Red Cross publications and published several novels and children’s books under the pseudonym of Fiducia.