I was 12 years old in Bergen-Belsen - Albert Bigielman (updated edition)
Born into a Jewish family emigrated from Poland, Albert Bigielman was a little Paris scamp whose childhood was turned upside down by the war. After joining the Foreign Legion, his father was captured. Albert stayed with his mother and kid brother in Menilmontant.
On February 4, 1944, he was rounded up with his mother and interned in the camp at Drancy for three months. Both of them were deported with the status of hostages to the camp at Bergen-Belsen. Surviving thanks to the love and devotion of his mother; Albert was present at the arrival of other prisoners evacuated from other camps during the terrible death-marches. He himself was evacuated on the "hostage train" in April 1945 and was reunited with his father and brother at the end of June. After his return, it took him a long time to come to terms with the process of remembering.