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In World War II, the Government Saw Italian-Americans as a Security Threat

A few months ago Smithsonian published my about the experience of Italian-Americans in the early 1940s, when public fears motivated a policy of forcing immigrant families to register with the government as “enemy aliens.” If you missed it, you can read the full article .

Watch “Enemy Alien,” where Frank DiCara recounts his experience as a teenager in Baltimore in his own words.


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