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The husband who went missing in Algeria

This story is about the grandmother of my grandmother. Her name was Ada, she was married to Alessandro Pierini.

In the 1920s, during the period of Mussolini, Alessandro went to Algeria to work as a colonist to build houses. He left his wife and three children - Piero, Vasco, Alfio - and sent back some money and letters to his family every month.

After some time, he just stopped writing to the fa…