Prisoner of War mail, by Ruggero Bacci, to Mrs. Minnie Bacci, December 3, 1941

This handwritten prisoner of war mail in Italian, was sent by Ruggero Bacci, and is addressed to his wife Minnie Bacci, on December 3, 1941.

Bacci writes that on his return from work that night, he had received her telegram. He notes that he had already read in the Toronto Star the death notice of his father-in-law. He tries to console her, noting that her father was in poor "condition" and his death ended his suffering. He also notes that she did everything to support and comfort him during his lengthy illness. Bacci writes that he is very saddened that he will not be able to see his father-in-law one last time. He writes they should all find comfort in the hope that they will see eachother again in the afterlife.

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.