Carolyn Porter | Thank you to the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
Thanks to White Bear Lake Area Historical Society for having me speak at their 2015 annual meeting
White Bear Lake Historical Society, Sara Markoe Hanson, Carolyn Porter, Marcel Heuzé, Relève, Service du Travail Obligatoire
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Thank you to the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society

Last Thursday evening, I had the honor of sharing Marcel’s story to 90 people at the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society annual meeting. 

I shared a summarized version of the development of the font, read excerpts from five of Marcel’s letters, and outlined the search for his fate. Since it was a historical society meeting, I also included details about the World War II French forced labor programs Relève and Service du Travail Obligatoire.

After the meeting, a number of people came up to me to chat or just shake my hand. I was particularly honored (and a little surprised!) to hear the number of people — several of which were self-proclaimed World War II experts — say they had never heard about this aspect of the war’s history before.

A special thanks to White Bear Lake Area Historical Society executive director Sara Markoe Hanson for inviting me to speak at this event.

2 Comments
  • carolyn

    December 16, 2015 at 2:30 am

    I’m so glad you could be there!

  • Juanita

    December 16, 2015 at 2:12 am

    Carolyn,

    You did a great job! I too learned much from your presentation. Thank you for sharing yourself and your talents!