Postcard from Aldo Bacci, to his father Ruggero Bacci, February 1942
Postcard from Aldo Bacci, to his father Ruggero Bacci, ca. February 4, 1942. The postcard is written in English and is sent to Petawawa Internment Camp.
Bacci's son Aldo was 15 years old when his father was interned. In this letter, Aldo indicates that he will be seeing his father in person. During the early stages of internment, family visits were prohibited at the camps. As time passed, it does seem that in rare cases, family members travelled to Petawawa for a brief meeting with a husband or father.
Bacci was interned for almost three years. In his absence, his wife Erminia (Minnie) suffered a serious nervous breakdown and was hospitalized at length. His 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.