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Relief Work as Pilgrimage: Mademoiselle Miss Elsie in Southern France, 1945 1948
In 1945, Elsie C. Bechtel left her Ohio home for the tiny French commune of Lavercantiere, where for nearly three years she cared for children displaced by the ravages of war. Bechtel s diary, photographs, and letters home to her family provide the central texts of this study. From 1945 to 1948, she recorded her encounters with French society and her immersion in the spare ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published September 1st 2015 by Lexington Books
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