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When it was a crime to be
Italian-American writer-historian, Dr. J. Michael Niotta, has lectured on the enemy alien situation stateside during WIII through the Italian lens for Order of Sons & Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA) and the San Diego Central Library's Rebellious Miss Breed program. He has an upcoming program on the subject at the New Americans Museum in conjunction with the Una Storia Segreta exhibit. His book The Fight Abroad & the Fear Back Home covers the Italian-American contribution land, air, sea, and on the home front, and additionally looks at the treatment of Italian citizens living stateside during the war years.
Click the image for Dr. Niotta's lecture on the Italian enemy alien situation stateside during WWII, San Diego Central Library, Rebellious Miss Breed Program, Oct 2021.
Una Storia Segreta
New Americans Museum, San Diego Exhibit, 2023
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