Papers, 1933-1982 (inclusive).
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The Window Shop opened in Cambridge, Mass., in 1939 to offer employment to and raise money for refugees from Germany and Austria. It developed into a restaurant and gift shop, managed by Elsa Brändström Ulich; in the mid 1940s, it added a Friendship House, which had a library and held lectures and English lessons; and provided medical insurance, retirement pensions, grants-in-aid, and scholarships. After unsuccessful attempts to aid Hungarian refugees in 1956 and Cubans in 1962, and faced with...
Ulich (1890-1977) taught education at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Robert Ulich, 1940-1960 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973203 ...
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 fr...