Boarding pass/ticket for Nereo Brombal, third class, March 16, 1914
Boarding pass/ticket for Nereo Brombal (17 tyears of age), third class, March 16, 1914, for passage leaving Genoa on March 31, 1914 to New York, with stops in Naples and Palermo. The expected duration of the cross-Atlantic voyage is 12 days.
Nereo Brombal immigrated to Canada from Italy ca. 1914. He had met his German-born wife in northern Ontario. The family would settle in Windsor and the Brombals had 2 children.
In 1940, Brombal was fired from the Windsor Police Department due to his Italian birth. His son Douglas remembers a few tense years during the war, given his mixed German/Italian family.
Brombal would never return to his position as a police officer. However, in December 1990, the Windsor Police Commission apologized to Brombal's family. They also created Camp Brombal, for underpriviliged kids, and run by volunteers from the police department, in Nereo Brombal's honour.