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Postcard from Ruggero Bacci, to his son Alfo Bacci, September 14, 1941
Postcard from Ruggero Bacci, written in Italian, to his son Alfo Bacci, September 14, 1941.
Internee Bacci writes to his youngest son, Alfo, that he is pleased to hear that he has returned to school and wants to be kept informed of his progress. He advises Alfo to consider who are his "true friends", and to protect himself from "false ones". Bacci claims to have suffered -- presumably at the hands of pretenders -- who have profitted.
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.
September 14, 1941
ca. 3.5 x 6 inches
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