Irulegi Irratia


  • Record: II-069b
  • Piece: A01
  • Time: 00:00:00 - 00:33:05
  • Themes: war
  • Summary: Introduction: A year after getting married he went off to the war. When he was away his first child was born. They took him prisoner and he spent most of the war as a prisoner. The first week after he was released he met Mitterrand. He was in two prison camps in Germany until the Russians arrived and liberated them.(03:00ö). He had to drive a group of fifty women and children to Warsaw, during a snowstorm. Later they took those who were soldiers to a small town and there they were freed.The situation there. (12:05ö) To get out of there they took a train. When they got back to France.Anecdotes about the road home. All who went to Russia came back full of doubts.While he was in the war he was two years without receiving any news from home.(23:27ö) His wife with a small baby was helped by the neighbors. The day that he walked back into his house was a Friday, in June. Since then he has always been at home. Those at home did not suffer too much during the war as they were able to get food one way or the other. His two brothers were also in the war. (27:30ö) Once at home, he began to farm and has done so since. They had sheep and they made and sold cheese.Other stories.After the war he never went to see Mitterrand.