Tag Archives: WWII

Italian American WWII Heroes

By Chris Tremoglie Vice President Nelson Rockefeller once said, “I think of the 1.5 million Americans of Italian descent who made up ten percent of the armed might of the United States in World War II, and many of these … 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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Grieving for Italy and Hoping for Beyond

A Reflection By Joan Lombardi When you are the child of an immigrant, you grow up with stories of the other country. No matter how proud you are of your own homeland, there is always the other. It is in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Girl from Venice

In need of a good beach read this summer? Check out Martin Cruz Smith’s novel, reviewed by NIAF in our Ambassador magazine.  In Martin Cruz Smith’s most recent novel, the author makes a departure from his usual mystery writing and … Continue reading

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Demanding Justice for Italian Americans

By Lisa Femia, NIAF Public Policy Manager For years after World War II, there was an open secret among Italian Americans. No one spoke about it, but the scars of wartime mistreatment didn’t fade quickly. Property taken, homes boarded up, … Continue reading

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Do you know “Rose Bonavita?” By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com       Women played a vital role during World War II in keeping America strong.  As millions of young men were drafted to serve in the military, there was a … Continue reading

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