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mercredi 21 mai 2014

The threads of time.....

At the brocante at the weekend I found a huge brown paper parcel tied with paper string that contained the most wonderful batches of linen thread. All unused and with the maker`s labels....delicieux!





At the bottom of the bag was a batch of letters and cards all written from a  German Jewish clothing company or factory owner in Liverpool to Monsieur Louis Leffray at his mill in Coulaines.

Written in the late 1930s the letters are very evocative of a time of great worry and unrest as the war began to unfold.

If you click on the images they should become larger on another page for you.




Just one of the letters for you to read.














I am hoping to find a member of the Baruch family to whom I can pass the letters.

A la prochaine mes belles
xxxx

7 commentaires:

  1. Gosh Shirley this letter is poignant and amazing and so real, I can almost hear the words being spoken and feel the concern and need of this good and kind man to help.
    Thank you so much for printing this letter, I am so glad you found it and it wasn't lost forever and discarded.
    Lynn xxx

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    1. Lynn we have managed to find the son of Ludwig who is mentioned in the letter and he has lodges a lot of his fathers story at a University in the UK. We are going to hopefully pass the letters on
      xxx

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    2. How lovely of you...what a find xxx

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  2. Dear Shirley!
    How incredible!! I have a lump in my throat after reading this!!
    Sherrill

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  3. It's like a film story, the words gave me chills. Those were horrible days and we should never forget them. We cannot even imagine. Thank you for sharing this you wonderful friend. xo

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    1. Thanks Rhonda and Sherrill, I am just waiting to hear if we have found the right family to hand these back to.
      xxxx

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  4. Well done Shirley for publishing these letters. the back story is unimaginable. I wonder what became of the people mentioned etc. Hope the letters find a way to some of the family , that would be special.
    Those linen threads are a find too. I have some of those threads. I wonder what do people do with it?

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