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Postcard from Ruggero Bacci, to his sons Alfo & Aldo Bacci, March 31, 1943
Postcard from Ruggero Bacci, written in Italian, to his sons Alfo & Aldo Bacci, on March 31, 1943.
Internee Bacci writes to his children that he is pleased to hear that everyone is well. Bacci tells his eldest son Aldo to remain at home, even if he is only receiving a paltry pay. Under no circumstances should Aldo leave his mother before his father's release. He advises the youngest son Alfo to take a herbal oil to "return to health". He tells them, he's done all he can to secure his release and is awaiting the results.
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.
March 31, 1943
ca. 3.5 x 6 inches
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