'Potentially Dangerous' sheds light on internment of Italian-Americans during WWII

Nov 17, 2022 322

BY: Janet Seitz

Springfield-area audiences will soon get a sneak peek at a potentially dangerous topic. Unveiling 80-year-old secrets and never-before discussed stories about the Italian-American experience during World War II in the U.S., local filmmakers will present the documentary “Potentially Dangerous” on Monday at the Hoogland Center for the Arts.

While many people may know the history of Japanese Americans sent to internment camps during WWII, most are not aware that more than a half million Italians and Italian Americans — many of them naturalized citizens — were labeled “enemy aliens” and targeted as potentially dangerous by the U.S. government. Many were forced from their homes and sent to internment camps. 

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