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Fossati family correspondence, 1944-45
The Fossati family correspondence, 1944-1945, comprises letters between two cousins, Dora and Lydia C. Fossati. Lydia Fossati was interred in the Crystal City Internment Camp and wrote to Dora from May 1944 to September 1945 during this time.
In addition to U.S. residents of "enemy" origin (Japanese, Italian, German), South Americans were taken to the United States during World War II and placed in internment camps for the purposes of United States security. The Fossati family is evidence of this practice. Lydia Fossati lived in Ecuador with her husband, Tito, before being deported to Crystal City at the outbreak of the U.S. internment. Because the Crystal City Internment Camp was a family camp, the Fossati family remained together throughout their detention.
The Fossati family correspondence, 1944-1945, comprises letters between two cousins of Italian origin, one living in California and the other interred in Crystal City, Texas. The letters, all from Lydia, contain information about life in the camp and internees' limited access to information and goods.
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Fossati Family Correspondence, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Blaine Finstein, April 2019.