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Marcel’s Letters: A Real-life WWII Mystery

Marcel’s Letters: A Real-life WWII Mystery

April 7
11:00 am
- 12:00 pm


During the depths of World War II, Frenchman Marcel Heuzé mailed letters to his wife and three young daughters from a labor camp in Berlin. His beautiful looping cursive carried tender words of love along with testimony about his fight for survival. Sixty years later, designer Carolyn Porter found his letters at an antique store in Stillwater, Minnesota and began to transform Marcel’s handwriting into a modern computer font. She became obsessed with finding answers to the questions: Who was Marcel? Why had he been in Germany? Why were his precious letters for sale halfway around the world? And most importantly: Did Marcel survive?