3278 Italians arrested out of 694,000 registered as aliens
10,905 Germans arrested out of 330,000 registered as aliens
16,845 Japanese registered aliens arrested PLUS 110,000 placed in relocation centers
Our initial rollout program is Sunday Dinner with a Prisoner. This compelling half-hour documentary will bring forward the little known story of Italian Prisoner of War (POW) base and branch camps in Utah. The unwitting connections the prisoners and surrounding residents made with each other reveal important chapters of history. Culture, heritage and community interaction all play key roles in the stories within the documentary. How the soldiers were treated and how those who treated them were viewed reveal untold realities about wartime life in Utah and the United States. In this particular program we will follow the stories of several Utah families who were directly affected by the POWs. One family story demonstrates how sharing the bounty of a farm harvest led to deeper understanding of the war, soldiers and conflict. Rich farmland served as fitting places for the prisoners to work and those farms owned by Utah Italians made the operations very effective. As tensions decreased the soldiers were allowed to mingle with host families. Using the dinner as a metaphor we see how people from differing points of view can communicate and find common ground.
POW/MIA Recognition Day, 16 September, more photos on Media Center page.
Viewing out from Vatican City
147 Enemy Alien Camps, Hospitals, and Cemeteries in America, WWII
Thank you for taking the time to contribute. Our mission is to preserve as much as we can of these Italian stories! Uncovering Italian history, ICW is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Tax ID# 87-0462205).
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Sicily-Rome American Cemetery in Nettuno, Italy
Napoleon's Tomb, Paris
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Kathy Kirkpatrick and Christine Saffell are our historians. Kathy specializes in Italian Genealogy and WWII across Europe, including the armies of many nations. Christine specializes in Italian Genealogy, WWI across Europe, and records from Canada, Denmark, England, Scotland, Switzerland and United States.
http://redgoldthemovie.com/. A movie about Italian Prisoners of War in America. Kathy is historical consultant.
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Family reunion at Selinunte, Italy
Topaz Museum in Delta, Utah
Golden Spike Anniversary, 10 May
Matera, Italy, a UNESCO site
http://rabbibarbara.com/, a Rabbi in Calabria, Italy who has a vast knowledge of hidden Jews.
Kathy works with other scholars and historians throughout Europe and the US.
Genealogy research conducted by Chris and Kathy in the Archivio di Stato in Benevento.
Latest News: American POW Camps in Idaho and Utah by Kathy Kirkpatrick will be released by Fonthill Media in November 2017. This will be the first book in the series describing WWII POW Camps Across America, including many photos.
Pisa, Italy Jewish Cemetery
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Mary Ravarino sharing her World War II story.
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Free Public Lecture Series
October 21 - Kathy will lecture on Enemy Alien Camps Across America at the Salt Lake City Public Library in Salt Lake City (1775 S. 4139 W., #G) at 5:30 pm.
December 2 - Kathy will lecture on The Jewish Heritage of a Catholic Sicilian Family at the Salt Lake City Public Library in Salt Lake City (210 East 400 South) at 2 pm.
Taormina, Italy with Mt. Etna
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