Letters from the Old Country

Many Italian immigrants were in regular contact with their families and others back home. The desire to maintain strong ties with the old country prompted a steady stream of letters that only stopped with WWII. In that conflict, the prolonged struggle of the Allied Forces to capture Italy from the German Army, 1943-1945, left much of the country in ruins. In the course of the war, cities such as Milan, Rome, Naples, Florence, Foggia, Palermo, and

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