Spring Auction 2019 Sale 75
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Fine content contemporary account of her incarceration at Ravensbruck by French woman and resistance fighter, Renee Curtenat, born in 1911 at La Bridoire. Curtenat pens a letter to a British officer, 2pp. 4to., Lyon, Apr. 15, 1947, in French, recounting her imprisonment at the notorious concentration camp. In small part: "...I left the camp one month after my arrival and happily because it was truly the camp of the dead...electric fences 7 or 8 meters tall and crematoria operating day and night. I was part of a forced labor group...in the mountains south-west, where we were 1,800 deportees, French, Russians, Polish, Hungarians...working in the mines...The commandant of the camp, surnamed 'Attila', was half-crazy - he was fierce with us - he beat the women...he made us [collect?] the snow in the camp with our hands...". She signs at conclusion, adding "Agent P.2. of the network 'Action'" Fine.
A FRENCH RESISTANCE FIGHTER RECOUNTS BEING HELD AT RAVENSBRUCK
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Minimum Bid: $60.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $75.00
Estimate: $120 - $160
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
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