Postcard from Ruggero Bacci, to his son Alfo Bacci, January 20, 1942 - en anglais seulement

Postcard from Ruggero Bacci, written in Italian, to his son Alfo Bacci, January 20, 1942.

In this postcard to his youngest son Alfo, Bacci notes that he hears his son has achieved high marks at school, and asks that he continue to do his best. He tells him not to worry about him, noting that "sacrifice is not a virtue that everyone is capable of"; a statement that suggests Bacci is struggling but coping with his internment.

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.