Postcard from Ruggero Bacci, to his son Aldo Bacci, July 5, 1942

Postcard from Ruggero Bacci, written in Italian, to his son Aldo Bacci, July 5, 1942.

Internee Bacci writes to his oldest son, Aldo, that he is pleased to hear that everyone is well. Bacci tells his son they should look after their health, which is the most important thing in the world. He asks them not to cause their mother any worry when she goes on vacation, and not to provide any opportunity for others to speak ill of 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.