Re: Information Wanted regarding the Legion Etrangere Civile #france
My grandfather, Naftuli Miller, aka Antonin Muller, was forced to
"volunteer" to the French Foreign Legion during WWII as pre-condition to
his entry into the country with his Czechoslovakian passport. I was able
to obtain his military folder just by writing to the French Foreign
Legion, including his death certificate, my father's birth and marriage
records, and my birth record, proving I was his grandson.
I did now find two entries for my grandfather at
Would there be any records in France of his initial arrival. Our family
story is that right after he married in Nyirbator, Hungary, the Munich
Pact was signed. His brother was "deported" to his town of birth
(Zborov, Slovakia) and telegramed his brother not to return home. The
groom fled with his bride to some port city, in late 1938 or early 1939,
and got on a boat. As the story continues, they were refused entry in
several countries, until they came to France. As the French had a treaty
with Czechoslovakia, they allowed my grandparents entry.
What other types of records might I find for them in France, between
1938 and 1942? They lived in Paris initially, and later on, in Nice.