Andrew Viterbi on Fascist Italy, US Jews and Primo Levi

Engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Andrew Viterbi, developer of the Viterbi algorithm and co-founder of Qualcomm Inc., recently endowed the Viterbi Family Program in Mediterranean Jewish Studies at UCLA. In this video, he talks about his early youth in fascist Italy; his family's emigration to America; his cousin, renowned Italian-Jewish author Primo Levi; the unusual experience of being an Italian Jew in the U.S.; and the millennia of Jewish history in the Mediterranean region.

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