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Honderden liefdesbrieven geschreven tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog werden ternauwernood van vernietiging gered

Hundreds of love letters written during the Second World War were saved from destruction. They could be handed over to the family through a tweet by Cécile, an employee of an environmental agency in Aix-en-Provence (Bouches du Rhône) who had been detached to a recycling site in Saint-Jean-d’Angély (Charente-Maritime) for a few days. She decided to put a message on Twitter to locate the author and the addressee of the letters. Her message was shared over 10,000 times … and Cécile reached her goal: a family member contacted her through the social network. The letters belonged to Pierre and Aimée. The couple had married young, when Aimée was 17, and had two daughters.

Cécile also posted the epilogue on Twitter: she was able to hand over all the letters to one of the couple’s daughters.

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