Letter from Frank Costantini, to Giuseppe Costantini, December 5, 1940
Letter from Frank Costantini, to his father Giuseppe Costantini, December 5, 1940. Frank expresses his expectation and hope that his father will be home for Christmas: "don't you worry, we will all be eating Christmas dinner just like we have been doing for the past 23 Years, may god see to that". In fact, Costantini was not released by the holidays, but early in the following year. The letter bears a stamp indicating it has been reviewed by the censor.
Receiving mail was an important occasion for internees. For most, letters were the only contact they had with family.