François Berdondini, industrial designer and soldier

  • Access and  consultation: Le fonds François Berdonini can be accessed during the opening hours of the reading room. Its content is freely accessible. Reservation.
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  • Research instruments: Inventory AA2236

Archive fonds description :

The Berdondini fonds contains the correspondance of F. Berdondini and his fiance H. Grégoire exchanged during the war, letters from his family and friends and official mail. The fonds also holds various documents, congratulation telegrams, photographs and prisoner tags consolidated under the title "divers".

François Berdondini was born in 1917 and lived in Grivegnée (Liège) for many years, where he worked as industrial designer for Pieux Franki. He married Hélène Grégoire (who also lived in Grivegnée) after the war. He was an Italian citizen, joined the armed forces, more precisely the 56th artillery regiment in Rimini in March 1942. On 20 December 1943, he was captured and made prisoner at the Stalag XI A (Altengrabau-Magdebourg) in Germeny from where he was repatriated on 15 May 1945.

For more information :

  • Hélène Lassalle, L’art au XXe siècle, Paris, Flammarion, 1986.
  • Zeman Zbynek, Vendre la guerre : art et propagande durant la seconde guerre mondiale, Paris, Albin Michel, 1980.