Brändström, Elsa, 1888-1948

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Dates:
Birth 1888-03-26
Death 1948-03-04
Swedes
English, German

Biographical notes:

Elsa Brändström, a relief worker born in Russia, was of Swedish descent and worked with the Swedish Red Cross in Russia on behalf of prisoners of war (1914-1920). She married Robert Ulich in 1929; they emigrated to the United States in 1934, when he joined the Harvard School of Education. Elsa Brändström was second president of the Window Shop (Cambridge, Mass.), an organization for refugees, and founder of Good Will House, Groton, Mass., a refugee hostel. She received honorary doctorates from the universities of Tübingen, Königsberg, and Uppsala, the Serafim Medal (from Sweden) and the Prince Karl Red Cross medal. Her book, Among War Prisoners in Russia and Siberia, 1914-1920, was published in 1922.

From the description of Papers, 1933-1982 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007843

Elsa Brändström, relief worker, was born of Swedish descent in 1888 in Russia and worked in the Swedish Red Cross in Russia on behalf of prisoners of war (1914-1920). She married Robert Ulich in 1929, and emigrated to the United States in 1934 when Dr. Ulich joined the Harvard University School of Education. Elsa Ulrich was president of the Window Shop (Cambridge, Mass.), an organization for Jewish refugees, and founder of Good Will House, Groton, Mass., a refugee hostel. Among her honors were honorary doctorates from the Universities of Tübingen, Königsberg and Upsala, the Serafim medal (Sweden) and the Prince Karl Red Cross medal. Her book, Among War Prisoners in Russia and Siberia, 1914-1920, was published in 1922.

From the description of Papers, 1925-1950. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007842

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Subjects:

  • World War, 1914-1918--War work--Red Cross
  • Jewish refugees
  • World War, 1914-1918--War work
  • World War, 1939-1945--War work

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  • Soviet Union (as recorded)