The telegram that René sent to his parents on June 10, 1945…

He dispatched the telegram as soon as he received the following note from Jeanne Salomons, Yvette‘s aunt, dated May 30: “Dearest René, Just two words to tell you that Yvette just arrived and she is in good condition. We are so, so happy! I did not want to wait to advise you. Hoping to see you soon. Lots of love, Jeanne.”



Next letter…

Jeanne Neuburger Salomons — René Sr.’s first cousin and Yvette Baumann Bernard’s aunt.

Yvette Baumann Bernard was in a concentration camp in Leimeritz, Czechoslovakia when it was liberated by Soviet troops on May 11, 1945. She returned to Paris on May 30, 1945.

No news about Yvette’s husband, Jean-Guy Bernard, whose last known whereabouts was on a train from Drancy Prison on its way to Auschwitz Concentration Camp.