My aunt seems to be finding the most amazing documents hidden in garages and caves. First, she found my great-grandfather’s WW1 diary. Now, she has found denunciation letters a neighbor of my paternal grandmother had sent to the Germans in 1944. These letters are copies Gustave, my great-grandfather, obtained after an unknown person intercepted the letters and gave them to him. Angry and upset (for good reasons), my great-grandfather then filed a lawsuit against the neighbour. According to my grandmother and her sister, the neighbour was deprived of their civil rights and went to prison for a month a two.
I am including the two letters here, both in French. The claims were pretty ridiculous. The neighbor seemed upset because my grandmother’s brothers had joined the French police and were seemingly rooting for the Brits to arrive in Paris. They were also supposedly getting car advantages. These letters are just one more sad example of denunciations happening during WW2, denunciations often based on jealousy and pettiness.