Confiscation of property, house arrests, relocation from
coastal zones, strict curfews, and internment was something Italian Americans
wanted to forget following the end of World War II.
During World War II Italian Americans were required to register as enemy aliens and issued an Identification card. They were also forbidden from speaking Italian in public. Public posters read “Don’t Speak the Enemy’s Language.”
Anthony E. La Piana presents a fascinating look into this dark chapter in American history that was kept a secret for over fifty years. La Piana unlocks a treasure chest full of historical documents, photographs, and information focusing on key dates of events that took place.