Category Archives: Italian

Italian American WWII Hero: Joseph Montopoli

Launched in 2020 to remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war through the #IAWW2Heroes initiative.  This entry is a … Continue reading

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Italian American WWII Hero: Giuseppe Messina

Launched in 2020 to remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war through the #IAWW2Heroes initiative.  This entry is a … Continue reading

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Italian American WWII Hero: Leonard J. Verrilli

Launched in 2020 to remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war through the #IAWW2Heroes initiative.  This entry is a … Continue reading

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Italian American WWII Hero: S/Sgt Carmen A. Catanese

To remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war. This entry is a special submission from Carmela Del Vecchio in … Continue reading

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Italian American WWII Hero: John F. Tipa

To remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war. This entry is a special submission from NIAF Member Ron Tipa … Continue reading

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Christmas in Marche: World’s Largest Live Nativity Scene, Vincigrassi and Cavallucci

For Christmas this year, NIAF is highlighting a few of Christmas traditions from each of Italy’s 20 regions, that perhaps is carried on in your Italian American family or is a new tradition you’d like to start. Marche is a hilly … Continue reading

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Italian American WWII Hero: Robert A. Vaccaro

To remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war. This entry is a special submission from NIAF Member Chris R. … Continue reading

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Christmas in Valle D’Aosta: Cup of Friendship, Midnight Ski Parades and Christmas Markets

For Christmas this year, NIAF is highlighting a few of Christmas traditions from each of Italy’s 20 regions, that perhaps is carried on in your Italian American family or is a new tradition you’d like to start. Valle d’Aosta is the … Continue reading

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Italian American WWII Heroes: The Marra Brothers

To remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war. This entry is a special submission from Dr. Albert F. Marra … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rope and Soap

Rope and Soap: Lynchings of Italians in the United States by Patrizia Salvetti “Eleven Italians, some of whom were awaiting trial while others had been already acquitted, were forcibly removed from jail by a mob and lynched in public with the … Continue reading

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