Postcard from Ruggero Bacci, to his son Aldo Bacci, December 1, 1941

Postcard from Ruggero Bacci, written in Italian, to his son Aldo Bacci, December 1, 1941.

Internee Bacci writes to his eldest son, Aldo, that he is pleased to hear that everyone is well. He asks that Aldo remain healthy in mind and body, and remove himself from friends the father considers to be bad influences. Bacci notes that he is not there to guide his son's behaviour, but considers him intelligent enough to control himself, avoid negative influences and follow the right path.

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.