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Prisoner of War mail, by Ruggero Bacci, to Mrs. Minnie Bacci, February 23, 1943
This handwritten prisoner of war mail in Italian, was sent by Ruggero Bacci, and is addressed to his wife Minnie Bacci, on February 23, 1943.
Bacci writes his wife about his case. He send his thanks to Primo and notes it would be helpful if Primo attended the hearing. Bacci also asks his wife to secure a declaration assuring the authorities that he will have work upon his release. As a result, the individual noted may be Primo Danesi, who wrote a letter to Bacci that same month noting Danesi had employment for Bacci on his release -- see LICEA2012-0002-0015. However, Bacci cautions his wife not to be too hopeful, as he does not have much faith that he will be released. Bacci writes he will do his best to come to terms with his continuing internment as long as he has his health. He tells his wife not to spend any money on trying to secure his release and to focus instead on her own health and their children.
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.
February 23, 1943
ca. 13.75 x ca. 6 inches
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