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Union des femmes françaises portfolio

Document | Accession Number: 2017.362.1

The collection contains a portfolio of documents, fliers, leaflets, newsletters, photographs, and publications collected by a group of former partisans called the Union des Femmes Françaises and presented to Vice President Henry A. Wallace during a trip he made to France in April 1947. The collected materials were presented to him as mementos of the French Resistance during World War II, and wrapped in ribbon in a small Hermes suitcase.

Also includes two poems by Louis Aragon and Paul Eluard; a letter and photograph of Jacqueline Quatremaire, a woman who was imprisoned in the Fort de Romainville concentration camp and deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp where she perished; publications about French Resistance fighters France Bloch-Sérazin and Danielle Casanova; a prisoner prayer book; and a 1943 illegally published copy of Laurent Daniel’s Les amants d’Avignon. Many materials include cards with personal inscriptions to Wallace regarding the item.

Date
inclusive:  1943-1947
Language
French
English
Extent
1 oversize folder
1 box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ann Cornell
 
Record last modified: 2021-05-21 16:23:01
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