Tag Archives: Italian American

Italian American WWII Hero MSGT Joseph DeMarino

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, using the tag #IAWW2Heroes on social media. This entry is a … Continue reading

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Italian American WW2 Hero Frank Mario Benimeo

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, using the tag #IAWW2Heroes on social media. This entry is a … Continue reading

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Italian American WWII Hero Sgt. Horatio J. Petrocelly Sr.

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, using the tag #IAWW2Heroes on social media. This entry is a … Continue reading

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NIAF Membership Giveaway with My Dad’s Sauce

My Dad’s Sauce is an Italian Family Business partnering with NIAF to offer a NIAF Membership Giveaway! Learn more. Continue reading

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NIAF Congressional Fellow: Part 3

By Sam Pedalino, 2019 NIAF Congressional Fellow This past fall semester I had the privilege of working for Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr. (N.J.-09) who is Co-chairman of the Italian American Congressional Delegation (IACD). My work primarily focused on working with … Continue reading

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NIAF Congressional Fellowship: Part 2

By Luke Ferrante, 2019 Congressional Fellow My Italian American heritage has always played a large role in my life. From a young age, the stories of my family’s hard work to make a new life for themselves in America inspired … Continue reading

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Untold WWII History: U.S. Internment of Italians Americans

Italian immigrants and Italian Americans were seen as “enemy aliens” in America during WWII. Thousands were forced into internment camps or relocated–unfortunately, American history books fail to remember this. Continue reading

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Goodbye to a Dear Friend: Tomie dePaola

By Nicola Orichuia I often tell people that the reason our bookstore is still around today is because of Tomie dePaola. Let me share a little story with you… We opened our doors on Oct. 29, 2015, and some might have … Continue reading

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It’s Time for Some Zeppole: Happy Saint Joseph’s Day

By Chris Tremoglie March 19 is Saint Joseph’s Day (La Festa di San Giuseppe), widely celebrated in Europe and, traditionally, the Italian American population in the United States. The feast celebrates the life of Joseph, who was the carpenter who raised … 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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