#1: Lost in the war... Author: Fatima, Location: Sunny QatarPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:47 am I remember a discussion on the old board about girls who were not heard of again after the war - I'd be grateful if anyone can remember the names and nationalities of them. I'd like a French or Channel Islander really, but I guess pretty much anyone would do! Thanks.
#2: Author: Lottie, Location: Humphrey's CornerPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:01 am I'm not quite sure whether it was exactly in the war, but Jeanne le Cadoulec, who is Melanie Lucas' aunt , was drowned on a ship going to America. It's mentioned in chapter 19 of Future.
#3: Author: Eilidh, Location: North LanarkshirePosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:10 am Yvette and Suzanne Mercier - Suzanne died in Paris and Yvette survived, to recommend to school to Ghieslaine and Lesceline St Georges (?) who came to St Mildreds in Oberland. We don't know what she got up to in between though.
And I'm sure there was plenty of once-mentioned girls in Tirol who were never heard of again (although whether they disappeared in the war or just got forgotten, who knows?)
...and Yvette survived, to recommend to school to Ghieslaine and Lesceline...
Love the way you put that - as if that was Yvette's only purpose in life! lol
Luigia di F. died in the war too - does this count?
#5: Author: Fatima, Location: Sunny QatarPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:12 pm I didn't express myself well - I don't want someone who died, I just want someone not heard of afterwards, so if I give them a life, I don't have to take into account future references of them! Might be Eva von Heiling...anyone know anything about her, other than that she was pets prefect and wanted to be a kennelmaid?!
#6: Author: Ally, Location: The land of the fording oxesPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 1:54 pm What about Paula von Rothenfels? According to the A-Z we don't hear anymore of her after New and she was quite a decent character!
#7: Author: Fatima, Location: Sunny QatarPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:09 pm Yes, she has potential, thanks Ally. Does anyone know anything about her? I think she's a year or two younger than Marie, who's her cousin, but that's about it. And wasn't she Hungarian?
#8: Author: jennifer, Location: TaiwanPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:34 pm In the "never heard from again" Continental girls category we have (not listing characters who only appear as names in the background or single mention characters)
Stephanie (Austrian), Lisa Bernaldi (Austrian), Natasha Petrovska (Polish), Eva von Heiling (Austrian), Luigia Meracini (Italian), Giovanna Donati (Italian), Luise von Rotheim (Austrian), Frolich Amundsen (Norwegian), Hilda Bhaer, Magritta Ajockz, Klara Melnarti (Austrian)
all of whom are mainly background characters.
Of the more fleshed out characters, we have
Cyrilla Maurus (Hungarian), Lilli van Huysen (Dutch), Thekla von Stift (German), and Paula and Irma von Rothenfels (Hungarian).
Paula's father was a Hungarian Nobleman, the Graf Sigmund von Rothenfels, her mother was Sophie, and she had a younger sister, Irma.
They were related to the von Escheneaus, the Balbinis and the von Stifts.
Poor Paula is usually described as a dark, very ordinary girl.
#9: Author: Fatima, Location: Sunny QatarPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 4:16 pm Thank you, Jennifer, for your answer. I'm not convinced that Eva or Paula is exactly what I want, though. Does anyone know anything about what happened to Anne Seymour?
#10: Author: tiffinata, Location: melbourne, australiaPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:44 pm Wasn't there a reference that she went into the WRENS during the war?
#11: Author: KB, Location: Melbourne, AustraliaPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:53 pm I think you'll have a harder time finding an English or American girl who didn't come to the school in England, as EBD was very keen to blend old with new whenever possible and bring back characters who were at the school and who might have escaped the Nazis. Your best bet is probably a German, Austrian or Eastern European girl.