Postcard from Ruggero Bacci, to his son Alfo Bacci, November 23, 1941 - en anglais seulement

Postcard from Ruggero Bacci, written in Italian, to his son Alfo Bacci, November 23, 1941.

Internee Bacci writes to his youngest son, Alfo, that he is pleased to hear that everyone is well. He tells his son that they had their first snowfall in camp, but that it had been cold since September 29th. He asks his family not to worry about him, but he asks for more information on his wife's health. She had seen doctors recently. There is also an oblique reference that he will write Ottawa, but expects little assistance from those men, who are well and don't care. However, he writes to his son that justice will prevail one day.

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.