The “Enemy Alien” Files: Hidden Files of WWII – University of Maryland, College Park

Dates/Times: Monday, February 20, 2023, 9:00 AM – Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 5:00 PM

Exhibit: Hornbake Library

Learning Session: Stamp Student Union, Thurgood Marshall Room (Rm. 2113)

Description: The “Enemy Aliens” Exhibit will be displayed at Hornbake Library from February 20-March 15. The exhibit reveals the little-known stories of over 31,000 German, Italian, and Japanese immigrant residents and citizens of the U.S. seized from 18 Latin American nations who were imprisoned as “enemy aliens” in the U.S. in over 50 Department of Justice and Army camps and detention facilities during WWII. This poignant history carries broad lessons for issues of deportation and removal today. 

Join the UMD Libraries, Asian American Studies Program, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, Italian Studies Program (SLLC), and EAF Consortium as we present this exhibit on the UMD Campus. 

Two Learning Session Opportunities/Walking Tour Stamp Student Union, Thurgood Marshall Room (Rm. 2113) Monday, Feb 20th, 1-1:30 PM (followed by walking tour) and 5-5:30 PM (followed by walking tour) Exhibit at Hornbake Library from February 20-March 15th.

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