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Federal Relocation of Italians in America During World II

 
 
Federal Relocation of Italians in America During World II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 29, 2010
1. Federal Relocation of Italians in America During World II Marker
Inscription.
In Remembrance of the Injustice Caused by
the Federal Relocation of Italians in
America During World War II
From February 24, 1942 to October 12, 1942, nearly 1600 Italian residents of Pittsburg, California, having been declared “enemy aliens,” were unjustly banned from their homes, work and communities and forced to relocate elsewhere by the U.S. Government following its entrance into World War II. “Enemy aliens” in name only, many of these Italians had made America their homeland for decades, had American-born children, and had sons and daughters and other relatives serving with valor in the U.S. Armed Forces. With their families, they had been, and would always remain, Americans loyal to their adopted country.

To them, for the unnecessary hardships they and 600,000
other Italians in America Nationwide endured,
This memorial is dedicated
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Patrons
The Pittsburg Historical Society
Order Sons of Italy in America, Pittsburg Lodge #1976
Sponsors
Neno and Carlene Aiello Chairperson Rose Viscuso Scudero Co-Chairperson Patricia Aiello Firpo Pittsburg Historical Society President - Joseph Barraco Historian - John Bullo Curator - Marti Aiello Sons of Italy President
Federal Relocation of Italians in America During World II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 29, 2010
2. Federal Relocation of Italians in America During World II Marker
- Joseph Ardent Leisure Services - Paul Flores
Committee:
Sal Cacciaroni, Monte Canciamilla, Joyce D'Aurizio, James Davi, Kay Miretti, Bruna O'Berry,
"Una Storia Segreta Exhibit"
Lawrence Di Stasi and Adele Negro
 
Erected by Pittsburg Historical Society and Sons of Italy in America, Chapter #1976.
 
Location. 38° 2.021′ N, 121° 52.993′ W. Marker is in Pittsburg, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of East 3rd Street and Railroad Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East 3rd Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburg CA 94565, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bank of America (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); “The Steelworker in Pittsburg” (about 600 feet away); Black Diamond (about 700 feet away); Pittsburg Post Dispatch Building (about 800 feet away); Riverview Union High School (approx. 3.3 miles away); Antioch High School Cupola (approx. 3.3 miles away); The McCoy Cook House (approx. 3.3 miles away); City of Antioch War Dog Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Prisoners Amoung Us. A teachers guide to the treatment and relocation of Italian "enemy aliens" during World War II (Submitted on November 1, 2010.) 

2. The Restrictions On Italian Americans During World War II. Most Americans are unaware that the Federal Government's restrictions and internment of "enemy aliens" did not only include Japanese-Americans, but also were directed to people of Italian and German ancestry. (Submitted on November 1, 2010.) 
 
Additional keywords. Italian WWII Internment
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 985 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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