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Postcard from Ruggero Bacci, to his son Alfo Bacci, July 1, 1942
Postcard from Ruggero Bacci, written in Italian, to his son Alfo Bacci, July 1, 1942.
In this postcard to his youngest son Alfo, Bacci thanks his son for the money his children sent him for Father's Day. He acknowledges that this situation must be difficult (a little humiliating) for his sons. He tells him not to "bow" their heads, as his internment does not dishonour them.
Bacci was interned for almost three years. In his absence, his wife Erminia (Minnie) suffered a serious nervous breakdown and was hospitalized at length. Bacci's oldest son Aldo was forced to quit high school to help support the family. When his father was released and returned home, Aldo received notice that he was conscripted into the Canadian Army; however, he did not serve overseas.
This document forms part of a collection of documents and other materials on loan by the Bacci family.
July 01, 1942
3.5 x 6 inches
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