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André Joseph Scheinmann aka André Peulevey "Le Neveu" Private archive inventory

 

Description:

 

Several hundred documents, typed and handwrittten by André and others from June 1945 to 1951 when he moved to the US. Following is an accounting of about 2% of the documents, which are divided into three binders: one about André, one about the Overcloud network and La Bête Noire network, and one about the other networks with which he was involved during and after the war to enter the members in the French government registers, for honors and pensionS: LE DANTEC, LEHMANN, LEGEAY, JOHNNY, GEORGES FRANCE.

 

Personal family archive Private property, no reproduction, dissemination or quote without permission and attribution. Contact: dmh@dianamarahenry.comDue to misappropriation of some of André's and the author's documents without permission or attribution, some information has been left out of some listings below which alsohave some of their information under various headings. This sketch can serve to indicate the breadth and detail of the collection. A timeline will be forthcoming as will a spreadsheet of names.

 

Highlights and aspects of about 20% of the binder about André:

 

War-time pass / half of his ausweiss with Offizier swastika seal for Mr. Peulevey, Interprète...autorisé pour les besoins du...1- acceder aux etablis....2 - circuler dans les e...

Herr Peulevey, Dolmetscher im ...fur Dientzwecke, Tag und Nacht...1- die Bahnenlagen...2- in  allen Betviebe...signed in ink by Bahnhofoffizier..

 

A 2"'x4" address book with approx. 100 of his contacts including his MI6/SIS handler Thomas Greene's Paris phone number : XXX-00-00 (actual number on request.)

 

Letter of verification  from Thomas Greene of the S.I.S. (MI6) of his trip to London "By clandestine maritime operation", training, mission to organise and form a new network, arrest 4.2.1942, closing with: "Nous n'avons eu qu'a nous louer de Monsieur Paulevey qui s'est montré d'une correction parfaite." ["We had only to congratulate ourselves about Mr. Paulevey [sic] who showed perfect correctness."]

 

Receipt from J.E.Gentry of the S.I.S. for return of 500,000 francs on June 22, 1945 "entrusted to him on 1.2.42 to accomplish a resistance mission in Occupied France."

 

Request from SIS hdqrs. Paris, Feb 1946 for  LEHMANN, GENIES, LE DANTEC "in the hope that you will be able to get these people .... officially incorporated with 'France Combattante'"

 

Blank stationery sheets, stamped and with seals from the "Le Directeur Général", "Présidence du Gouvernment Provisoire de la République Française, Direction Générales des Etudes et Recherches" 

 

Translation assignment into French for his degree in German given a grade of 6.5 / 20 with corrections of the French and teacher's handwritten comments including: "impossible comparative" ( for " a more perfect society" ) " this translation is far from the standard of the preceding one. Spelling mistakes; phrases that don't mean much; errors and omissions." His signature: A.M. Peulevey, Service d'Exploitation, S.N.C.F., Rennes.

 

Special orders "to carry out instructions of the CO" US Military Intelligence Service 9/4/45; Missions for The French government research service on Enemy War Crimes, and the French Intelligence Service ( possibly signed by Dewavrin.) in 1945-early 1946.

 

Amicale Action, Carte de Membre Adhérent #1677, Association Amicale D'Entraide des Anciens Officiers Chargés de Missions-Action et de leurs collaborateurs recrutés en France signed in ink in the stamp by Le Président P. Riviere and by André

PEULEVEY with Prenoms André, Maxime; also

 

Rapport d'activité handwritten by Mlle Ropers, Jeanne, Redactrice Ppale a la SNCF, (address in Rennes): "De Novembre 1940 au 2 Février 1942, date de mon arrestation par la gestapo, j'ai effectué quelques travaux de Secrétariat et liaison pour M. Turban, Inpecteur Princip à la S.N.C. F. à Rennes, dont j'étais la Secrétaire, et pour M. Peulevey, son Interprète auprès des autorités allemandes.

 

Personal Info:

His fingerprints

Birth certificate

Names, aliases: Maxime

Medical history: Typhus, medical leaves, pas de sequelles

Clothing given: Béret, rabbit fur vest, etc.

Addresses ( c/o Dymont, Paris) ; Neuilly s/Seine;  Le Vésinet, Bougival

Profession: Commerçant a la mobilization en '39; Commerçant (July 1945) Représentant               ( 1951)

Salary, grants

Education: Licence ès Lettres

 

Titles  and grades given in documents:

Monsieur PEULEVEY André venant de Londres comme Chargé de Mission de Ie Classe - Capitaine le 4.2.1942

Captain André Peulevey, 0419064, French Liaison Officer, attached to this Hq, WP Nice

Chargé de Mission de 1ere Classe PEULEVEY André Capitaine R-0419064

No d'Enregistrement au Corps:3062

Captain

Officier

Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur, Croix de Guerre Palme et Etoile, Rosette de la       Resistance

Service de Renseignement, Service Action

 

Sponsors/references from the resistance:

Ct. Letac, MM Letac, Moureau, Wolborts, LE Deuff, Poge, Cl  Passy, Sir Dunderdale, Monsieur de Pouzols, Cdt. SCHMIDT, Cdt.DEPUTE, Jeanne Ropers

 

Institutions by stationery headings, stamps and seals:

Air Ministry, Whitehall, London (with telephone number and typed in added extension.)

Ministère de [Pris]onniers, Déportés et Réfugiés

Fédération Nationale des Centres D'Entraide. [..?] Déportés Politiques, Comité        Départemental d'Ille-et-Vilaine

Service des Réfugiés, Centre d'Acceuil, Place du Champ-de-Mars, Rennes

Centre d'Acceuil des Prisonniers et Déportés, Place du Champ-de-Mars, Rennes

Bureau Liquidateur de Réseaux de la "FRANCE COMBATTANTE" , MInistère de la        Guerre

Villa Montmorency, Paris

Anglo-French Communications Bureau, PARIS

D.G.E.R. SERVICE DE SANTÉ

Club des Officiers Françcais

R-E-S-T-R-I-C-T-E-D, HEADQUARTERS, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE,     UNITED STATES, EUROPEAN THEATER, APO 887

Security Control, 1408th AAF Base Unit

Vu au départ, Sécurité Air Orly

Amicale Action, Carte de Membre Adhérent, Association Amicale D'Entraide des    Anciens Officiers Chargés de Missions-Action

COMMISSION INTERMINISTERIELLE DE L'ORGANE CENTRAL F.F.L.

Documentation Extérieure et Contre Espionnage

COMPAGNIE DES SERVICES, DIRECTION GENERALE DES ETUDES ET     RECHERCHES [with signature handwritten in stamp]

Commission de Gare de Rennes 29/10/45 [with other handwriting in stamp]

Gouvernement Provisoire de la République Française, Direction Générales des Etudes et     Recherches

Le Commissaire Militaire, Service Militaire Chemins de Fer, Gare de PAris-St-Lazare

Commissariat Special de DIEPPE

Le chef du 1er Bureau Section E.M.[...?]

Region de Bretagne, Service de Recherche des Crimes de Guerre Ennemis, Quartier               Foch, ...Rennes

Ministère de la Justice, Recherche des Crimes de Guerre Ennemis, Region de Bretagne Hopital Tenon, Paris

Centre Departemental de Liberation du Département de la Seine Rive Gauche

Association des Français Libres

 

Signature names, heading names, or stamps:

Capitaine LIGER, Le Chef des Services de la France Combattante

Le Chef du Service "Recupération Action" A. PONS

Monsieur T.H. Greene [with Paris street address]

Squadron leader C.H.Shaw (Air Ministry, London)

J.E. Gentry, Commander, R.N.V.R.

{illegible] for J.E. GENTRY, Commander M.B.E., R.N.V.R., O.C., A.F.C.B.

Médecin-capitaine Bidermeau [?]

By order of Colonel Ford: Official: Charles B. Amyx, 1st Lt., AGD, Asst. Adjutant

Le Commandant de la cie des Services No1

Le Directeur General General des Etudes et Recherches [Ink signature in stamp - A.             Dewavrin?]

Ministère de la Justice, Recherche des Crimes de Guerre Ennemis, Region de Bretagne, Le Délegué Regional Ministère de la Justice, Recherche des Crimes de Guerre Ennemis,       Region de Bretagne [typed title, signed in ink on stamp]

P. Larget, interne

Bahnhofoffizier

Le Commandant du Centre

Der Standesbeamte Wagner

 

Document types:

Carte d'identité

Carte de Rapatrié

Address book

Ausweiss

Envelope from the Faculté des Lettres de Rennes addressed to Monsieur Peulevey,             Service d'Exploitation, SNCF, Gare de Rennes, Ille et Vilaine ( that's it for the              address; stamp torn off.

Invitation to a cocktail party benefit for and by the Amicale Action, with stamped              envelope, 1947

German birth certificate, issued in Munich with affixed stamp and seal, 1949 Geburtsurkunde

Blank French government stationery with stamps and seals

Membership card, Permanent, for le Capitaine Peulevey

Envelopes with stamps ( Casablanca, Morocco, 1951)

Extrait conforme du questionnaire signalétique concernant Monsieur A. PEULEVEY

Letter of recommendation ( Greene)

Parachute training certification ( Shaw)

Business card of Jean Mary Wilkowski, Second Secretary of Embassy of the USA, with     phone # written in ink.

Request from SIS hdrs. Paris, Feb 1946 for  LEHMANN, GENIES, LE DANTEC "in the hope that you will be able to get these people .... officially incorporated with 'France Combattante'"

Vis du chef de Service, D.G.E.R. SERVICE DE SANTÉ

Décision, congé avec solde ( 1946 )

Permission Liberable

Autorisé a Revetir la Tenue Bourgeoise/Permission de Convalescence

Special Orders Number 236 [typed #] /TDY (Temporary duty)

Demande D'admission, civils (1951 )

Coupon donnant droit au transport gratuit de Paris à Roscoff au titulaire PEULEVEY         Andre Capne - numéro d'enregistrement de la permission 3.062

Travel order No. 251 The above French officer is attached to this unit and has orders to      proceed to London. Holder of Passport No. 000 [number on request.]

Ordre de Mission de se rendre en mission à Londres par tous moyens du 1.12.45 au 10/1/               46 Passeport 000

Ordre de Mission du Service Regional de la Recherche des Crimes de Guerre             Ennemis...LE Capitaine PEULEVEY André Maurice se rendra en mission à            Paris...Il rentrera à Rennes, sa mission terminée.

Centre Interallié de l'Aviation Carte d'Entrée Permanente (1948 months' stamps affixed)

D.G.E.R. 25 franc coupon book with on Repas and Vin coupon remaining

 

 

Names listed:

Ct. Letac, MM Letac, Moureau, Wilborts, Le Deuff, Poge, Cl  Passy, Sir Dunderdale,...to be continued.

 

Diana Mara Henry's presentation of Call Me André from the 40th Annual Sholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches at St. Joseph's University, in the Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Fall 2011.

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Aerial reconnaissance photo of Konzentrationslager Natzweiler (K.L.Na) by the RAF, July, 1944

 

André back in French uniform after the war....