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Letter from Department of National Defence, to Libero Sauro, January 7, 1941
Letter from Department of National Defence, to Libero Sauro, January 7, 1941.
Rev. Libero Sauro was arrested on September 7, 1940 and held at Don Jail before being transferred to Petawawa Internment Camp.
Internees were allowed to receive parcels from family members. These packages were searched thoroughly by camp guards before being distributed. Internees mostly received food and clothing.
After his release, Sauro continued to help other Italian Canadian internees and their families. In a later postcard, he himself is thanked for a parcel he sent to a group of 38 internees for the Easter holidays (ICEA2010.0008.0004).
This document forms part of a collection of documents and other materials donated by the Sauro family.
January 07, 1941
Recto: [t-b, l-r]: [typed] ECD [printed on paper] IN REPLY PLEASE QUOTE / NO. [dotted line] [typed] I. O. Pwa. 4-21 [printed on paper] [crest] / CANADA/ Department of National Defence / [dotted line] [typed] Petawawa, Ontario, / 7th January 1941. [printed on paper] 194 [dotted line] [typed] Mr. L. Sauro, / 104 Millwood Road, / Toronto, Ontario. / Dear Sir, / A few days ago a parcel of vegetables arrived / in this Camp for you. The contents showed marked / signs of deterioration so we selected the unspoiled / portions and distributed same among your friends here. / We trust our action meets with your approval. / Yours truly, [signature in ink on dotted line] A. E. Andrews Lieut. [typed] For Commandant, / Petawawa Internment Camp. [printed on paper] NAT. DEF. B. 448 / 1,600M-7-40 (5853-4-5) / H.Q. 17772-39-767
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