Briefe aus der Deportation| 59mins
Director: Pierre Dietz | Producer: Pierre Dietz
Focus Years: 2012 | Country: Germany
In Maromme France, a suburb of Rouen, William Letourneur is arrested on March 3, 1943 by the Gestapo. A neighbor has denounced him. Although the Nazis cannot prove what his activities were for the resistance, he gets sent to the assembly camp, CompiÃ¨gne. From there, he is deported to Buchenwald, then to Lublin. Whenever he can, he writes secret and official letters to his family. His wife HÃ©lÃ¨ne sends him what she can. But at the end of his Odyssey, in Auschwitz, he becomes mute! Only letters, medical records, and X-rays are certificates and evidence of what he went through.