Postcard from Ruggero Bacci, to his son Aldo Bacci, January 13, 1942 - en anglais seulement

Postcard from Ruggero Bacci, written in Italian, to his son Aldo Bacci, January 13, 1942.

Internee Bacci writes to his eldest son, Aldo, that he is pleased to hear that everyone is well. There is an oblique reference to Christmas Eve, which may pertain to an occurrence or Aldo's health or another situation. Bacci notes that while this situation would be difficult for an adult, it is much worse for a minor.  He tells Aldo not to do "it" again, if he wishes to be healthy and live as a gentleman. He also claims to know what Aldo will be thinking when he reads the letter, but he's not to follow that example.

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.