Eric Muller is in Germany investigating the life and death of his great-uncle Leo, a victim of the Holocaust. In this moving post, Eric relates his discovery of his great-uncle's WWI medals in a Gestapo file on his uncle in the Bavarian state archive. Eric believes the medals belong to his family. Accordingly, he will be filing a request to get them back today. I wish him luck.
Eric Muller has another powerful post his great-uncle Leopold, and the significance of finding his kennkarte ("identity card") in the gestapo file. Apparently Leopold was deported without his identification papers, but the kennkarte was found and kept in Nazi files — where it remained until Eric's discovery.
UPDATE: Eric Muller has posted an index of all his Uncle Leopold posts here.