Card made by 2 young refugees to thank a US aid worker
after 1941 August-before 1942 September
after 1941 August-before 1942 September (received)
Les Milles internment camp;
Les Milles (France)
received : Les Milles internment camp; Les Milles (France)
- Object Type
Thank you notes (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Kirk McClelland
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.
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Also in Roswell and Marjorie McClelland collection
The collection consists of a handmade card, correspondence, photographs, reports, and drafts relating to the experiences of Roswell and Marjorie McClelland and their work for the American Friends Service Committee in Europe from 1940-1945, and Roswell McClelland’s work as a War Refugee Board representative in Switzerland, 1944-1945, during and after World War II.
Consists of correspondence, reports, and drafts created and collected by Roswell and Marjorie McClelland regarding their work for the American Friends Service Committee in Europe between 1940-1945, and Roswell McClelland's work as a War Refugee Board representative in Switzerland, 1944-1945. Includes personal correspondence to family; War Refugee Board weekly reports; drafts and copies of the Auschwitz Protocols; drafts of a report entitled "An unpublished chapter in the history of the deportation of foreign Jews from France in 1942," written by Roswell in 1942-43 and later revised for possibble publication; McClelland's copies of War Refugee Board cables and notes; and correspondence with historians and documentarians studying American response to the Holocaust.