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WWII STORY OF MISSOULA JAPANESE AND ITAIIAN INTERNMENT CAMPS TOPIC AT MHS
Diane Sands, co-director of the new documentary “An Alien Place,” will show and talk about developing the project that tells the history of 1,200 Italian and 1,000 Japanese nationals that were held at Fort Misso0ula by the U.S. Department of Justice from 1941-1944.
The free public program will be from 10:45 a.m. to noon on Wednesday (April 20) at the Montana Historical Society.
As foreign nationals and not U.S. citizens, the men were arrested and sent to Fort Missoula because their home countries were at war with the United States. They were subject to loyalty hearings conducted by the Department of Justice.
Sands served as the Fort Missoula Alien Detention Camp Project Director for the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula.