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Author Heisey, M. J. (Mary Jane), 1955-

Title Relief work as pilgrimage : "Mademoiselle Miss Elsie" in Southern France, 1945-1948 / M.J. Heisey and Nancy R. Heisey
Published Lanham : Lexington Books, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (xxii, 185 pages)
Contents Principal characters: Coalition members contributing to Mennonite Central Committee Children's Colony at Lavercantière and to earlier work, 1940-1948 -- Elsie Bechtel : pilgrimage and Anabaptist relief work -- Elsie Bechtel's writings : waiting and beginnings -- The world and the Lavercantière Refuge -- Elsie Bechtel's writings : Lavercantière as muse -- Travels to Lavercantière, 2006-2007
Summary In 1945, Elsie C. Bechtel left her Ohio home for the tiny French commune of Lavercantière, where for nearly three years she cared for children displaced by the ravages of war. This book, based her diary, oral testimony, and archival research, draws on these various contexts to establish the complexity and significance of pilgrimage and humanitarian service as intercultural exchanges
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-177) and index
Notes English
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Subject Bechtel, Elsie, 1913-2011.
Brethren in Christ Church -- Biography
Brethren in Christ Church.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Civilian relief -- France -- Lavercantière
World War, 1939-1945 -- France -- Lavercantière
World War, 1939-1945 -- Religious aspects.
Anabaptists -- Ohio -- Biography
Americans -- France -- Lavercantière -- Biography
Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages -- France -- Lavercantière -- History -- 20th century
War relief -- France -- Lavercantière -- History -- 20th century
Lavercantière (France) -- History -- 20th century
HISTORY -- Europe -- Western.
Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages.
Civilian war relief.
War -- Religious aspects.
War relief.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Heisey, Nancy R
LC no. 2020739482
ISBN 9781498508117