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Jeanne Daman Scaglione collection

Document | Accession Number: 2007.14.1

The Jeanne Daman Scaglione papers include biographical materials, correspondence, photographs, printed materials, writings and artwork, and sound recordings documenting Belgian Catholic teacher Jeanne Daman Scaglione, her wartime resistance activities rescuing Jewish children, and her postwar work supporting United Jewish Appeal, the State of Israel, and Holocaust memory.

Biographical materials document Jeanne’s education and teacher training, participation in the Belgian National Movement resisting Nazi occupation during the war, Immigration to the United States, her work raising funds for United Jewish Appeal and speaking in support of the State of Israel and Holocaust memory, and awards and commendations she received.

Correspondence includes three wartime letters from friends and postwar letters from Jeanne to her husband.

Photographic materials include three photograph albums and many loose photographs documenting Jeanne Daman Scaglione, World War I era and interwar life in Europe, wartime work, and her postwar activities supporting United Jewish Appeal, the State of Israel, and Holocaust memory. Additional photograph documenting a tree planted in Jeanne’s memory at Yad Vashem as well as the 1960 Winter Olympics. This series also includes a photo album and scrapbook documenting Jeanne’s speaking engagements.

Printed materials include clippings documenting Jeanne’s speaking engagements, a World War II era song book for German soldiers, and picture postcards from Canada, England, Israel, and United States, as well as two World War I era Belgian postcards.

Writings and drawings include a draft of a biography of Jeanne Daman, class journals documenting Jeanne’s lessons for her kindergarten classes from 1940-1942, Jeanne’s 1939-1940 diary including poetry, a notebook containing wartime artwork by children, and reports on wartime activities by Jeanne Daman and Fela Perelman.

Audio recordings include three sound reels and five records. One sound reel contains a 1963 speech by Jeanne Daman, but the other two reels have not been identified. The records contain songs by Cantor Maurice Goldberg, a recording based on Leon Uris’ Exodus, a radio broadcast of “The Eternal Light,” and two recording of a 1948 interview with Jeanne Daman.

Date
inclusive:  circa 1914-1993
Extent
3 sound recordings.
5 records.
Extent
8 boxes
2 oversize folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Aldo Scaglione
 
Record last modified: 2021-11-10 13:02:18
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