Enemy Alien Files: Hidden Stories of World War II
groundbreaking traveling exhibition combines for the first time a comparative
and multicultural presentation of how the United States government transgressed
the civil and human rights of 31,000 German, Italian and Japanese immigrants
in the United States and Latin America.
Through stunning photographs, narrative texts, and oral history quotes
from internees, the exhibit examines the impact of an international crisis
on those "enemy aliens" that settled in North and Latin America.
The display illustrates the story of "enemy alien" Latin Americans
who were deported and used as hostages in exchange for US civilians. Unlike
the ten War Relocation Authority camps that confined West Coast Japanese
Americans, this exhibit presents the leser known facilities used to imprison
"enemy aliens" under the auspices of the Immigration and Naturalization
Service of the Department of Justice and the US Army.
Enemy Alien Files cautions that the fragile nature of our constitutional
and human rights in times of crisis is something that should concern us
all, citizens and
15 - August 17, 2003
1700 Alum Rock Ave.
San Jose, CA 95116
1 (800) MHC-VIVA
2 - 27, 2003
Diego Public Library
820 E Street
San Diego, CA 92101-6478
6 - November 17, 2003
Pick Hall 101
5828 South University Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60637
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