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Card made by 2 young refugees to thank a US aid worker

Object | Accession Number: 2014.500.2

Thank you card made for Roswell McClelland, a US aid worker, by two boys in Les Milles internment camp in France in 1941-1942. Roswell and his wife Marjorie went to Europe in August 1940 to work for the American Friends Service Committee. They were in Rome until August 1941 when they were set to Marseilles in Vichy or Free France. Roswell worked to provide relief for Les Milles internment camp. Marjorie worked to select children for the USCOM children’s transport to the US in summer 1942. Late that summer, the couple moved to Geneva and headed the AFSC offices in Switzerland. After the War Refugee Board was created, Roswell was selected as the Board’s representative in Switzerland in April 1944 until the end of the war in May 1945.

Date
after 1941 August-before 1942 September  (creation)
after 1941 August-before 1942 September  (received)
Geography
creation : Les Milles internment camp; Les Milles (France)
received : Les Milles internment camp; Les Milles (France)
Language
English
Classification
Information Forms
Category
Correspondence
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Kirk McClelland
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:23:03
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