UMCP: The “Enemy Aliens” Exhibit 

From Left to Right: DC Board Member (Secretary) Noriko Sanefuji, DC Co-President Julie Abo, and UMCP Adjunct Lecturer/Cultural Competence Trainer Dr. Phil Tajitsu Nash.

Co-President Julie Abo describes her recent experience visiting the exhibit at the University of Maryland College Park as follows:

“We were so humbled by learning more about the transnational incarceration of Germans, Italians, Okinawans, and Japanese nationals in 18 Latin American countries during WWII at UMD with Dr. Phil Tajitsu Nash and his students. Don’t miss this exhibit! From UMD: The “Enemy Aliens” Exhibit will be displayed at Hornbake Library at the University of Maryland College Park, Exhibit, Hornbake Library, February 20-March 15. Description from UMD website: 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. Student docents will be available.”

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.

To learn more about the exhibit, click HERE.

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