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Letter from Libero Sauro, to M.J. Coldwell M.P., March 19, 1941
Letter from Libero Sauro, to M.J. Coldwell M.P., March 19, 1941.
Rev. Libero Sauro was arrested on September 7, 1940 and held at Don Jail before being transferred to Petawawa Internment Camp.
After his release, Sauro continued to help other internees and their families. As is shown in this letter, he points out some discrepancies whereby known fascist sympathizers (he names Gino Tiezzi) have been released from camp, but those who lack connections and affluence remain interned. He also notes a point of grievance in the community, as several active fascists remained free -- including Camillo Vetere, whom most suspect bought his freedom by providing lists of names to the authorities. He especially advocates for Giulio Mancini and Daniele Iezzi.
M.J. Coldwell, an M.P. from the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation of Canada Party (CCF), had provided assistance in Sauro's own case, when contacted by Clementina, Sauro's wife.
This document forms part of a collection of documents and other materials donated by the Sauro family.
March 19, 1941
Recto: See transcript
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