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Postby Donald66 » 23 Aug 2010, 23:50

My brother and I recall a family story/legend that our grandfather was questioned on 2 occassions by the FBI during WWII with regards to his being an Italian citizen while the US & Italy were at war.

Evidently, his employer (an affluent Greenwich, CT resident) had issues with my grandfather's nationality.

Has anyone else had a similar situation? What is the likelihood that the FBI would have made notes of these interviews?

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 24 Aug 2010, 11:14

Records are probably available. See this page http://foia.fbi.gov/
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Postby Donald66 » 24 Aug 2010, 14:15

Carmine,

Thanks for the link.

If any records were kept, hopefully they note my grandfather's alien status.

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Postby PeterTimber » 24 Aug 2010, 18:45

Donald call the NARA Offfice in D.C. at 1-866-272-6272 and ask them to check their index to the WW11 Alien Enemy Detention and Internment case files for Italians. You might wish to request your fathers index number, if any. =Peter=
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Postby Donald66 » 24 Aug 2010, 19:06

Peter,

If my grandfather was just questioned, would he still be listed in these files?

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Postby PeterTimber » 24 Aug 2010, 19:11

Most likely NO but if there is a record it would be in the archives under this title or a related file for Italian nationals specifically but if you don't research you will never know, Oftimes atg the archives they pore thru records to make room and dispose of files and keep others..who is to know? =Peter=
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Postby Donald66 » 24 Aug 2010, 20:23

PeterTimber wrote:Donald call the NARA Offfice in D.C. at 1-866-272-6272 and ask them to check their index to the WW11 Alien Enemy Detention and Internment case files for Italians. You might wish to request your fathers index number, if any. =Peter=


Just got off the phone with NARA & was told that I need to contact the College Park, MD office of NARA for this info.

The journey continues..............................

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Postby PeterTimber » 24 Aug 2010, 20:33

Please keep us posted Donald..Its good to know since we do get inquiries from time to time similar to yours. =Peter=
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Postby Donald66 » 25 Aug 2010, 18:15

Sent my request to the NARA via e-mail last night & got a response from them this morning requesting some additional info.

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Postby PeterTimber » 25 Aug 2010, 21:50

Thanks -your my hero! =Peter=
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