It is a priceless memory. A few months ago, Claudine Bourguignat recovered the portfolio of her grandfather deported to Germany. “I am having a lot of trouble because there is a whole film going on. It is the suffering of my family, but also of all those people who have experienced the same thing”, she says in tears. This object was confiscated from his grandfather along with all of his personal effects. Inside, he kept a certificate of employment and photographs. Jean was arrested in the Lot department during a roundup in April 1944, then deported to several camps before failing in that of Sandbostel (Germany).
Claudine Bourguignat came to pick up her grandfather’s wallet at the documentation center for Nazi persecutions in Bad Arolsen (Germany). These places contain miles of archives. In total, 2,000 objects have been returned to families, there are still 3,000 left.
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