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

A few months ago Smithsonian published my article 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 here.

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


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