Italian-American Internment: A Secret Story
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- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: February 16, 2000
Archival footage shows the squalor and inhumanity of the camps where "enemy" aliens were held during World War II.
It is one of the most troubling chapters in America's recent history. For decades, the truth was rejected, denied and covered up. No more.
During World War II, hundreds of thousands of "enemy aliens," some of whom had lived in the United States for generations, were held in confinement camps for the duration of the war. Italian Americans, as one of the nation's largest immigrant groups, were particularly effected by this policy, but their story has largely been overlooked, even as the existence of the camps in general has become well-known. Drawing on extensive archival footage (much of it formerly classified) as well as interviews with people who spent the war in these facilities, ITALIAN-AMERICAN INTERNMENT brings this dark story to light.
Arrested and imprisoned on the basis of their nationality, they suffered countless indignities in the name of the freedom which brought them to this nation in the first place!