Federal Relocation of Italians in America During World II

Federal Relocation of Italians in America During World II (HMP1E)

Location: Pittsburg, CA 94565 Contra Costa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 2.021', W 121° 52.993'

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In Remembrance of the Injustice Caused by
the Federal Relocation of Italians in
America During World War II
From February 24, 1942 to October 12, 1942, nearly 1600 Italian residents of Pittsburg, California, having been declared "enemy aliens," were unjustly banned from their homes, work and communities and forced to relocate elsewhere by the U.S. Government following its entrance into World War II. "Enemy aliens" in name only, many of these Italians had made America their homeland for decades, had American-born children, and had sons and daughters and other relatives serving with valor in the U.S. Armed Forces. With their families, they had been, and would always remain, Americans loyal to their adopted country.

To them, for the unnecessary hardships they and 600,000
other Italians in America Nationwide endured,
This memorial is dedicated
The Pittsburg Historical Society
Order Sons of Italy in America, Pittsburg Lodge #1976
Neno and Carlene Aiello · Chairperson Rose Viscuso Scudero · Co-Chairperson Patricia Aiello Firpo · Pittsburg Historical Society President - Joseph Barraco · Historian - John Bullo · Curator - Marti Aiello · Sons of Italy President - Joseph Ardent · Leisure Services - Paul Flores
Sal Cacciaroni, Monte Canciamilla, Joyce D'Aurizio, James Davi, Kay Miretti, Bruna O'Berry,
"Una Storia Segreta Exhibit"
Lawrence Di Stasi and Adele Negro
HM NumberHMP1E
Placed ByPittsburg Historical Society and Sons of Italy in America, Chapter #1976
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 3:54am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 598007 N 4210140
Decimal Degrees38.03368333, -121.88321667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.021', W 121° 52.993'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 1.26" N, 121° 52' 59.58" W
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Area Code(s)925, 510, 415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-99 E 3rd St, Pittsburg CA 94565, US
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