The Enemy Alien Files: Hidden Stories of World War II
Traveling Exhibition

This 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
non-citizens alike.

July 15 - August 17, 2003
Mexican Heritage Plaza
1700 Alum Rock Ave.
San Jose, CA 95116
1 (800) MHC-VIVA

September 2 - 27, 2003
San Diego Public Library
820 E Street
San Diego, CA 92101-6478
(619) 236-5800

October 6 - November 17, 2003
University of Chicago
Pick Hall 101
5828 South University Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60637
(773) 702-7721

For information call NJAHS at (415) 921-5007.


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