Title

Quaker Aid in France during WWII

Presenter Information

Auburn Meister

Department

Psychological Science

Major

Psychology with a minor in History

Research Advisor

Fogg, Shannon Lee

Advisor's Department

History and Political Science

Funding Source

FYRE

Abstract

The American Quakers provided aid and relief in France during WWII. They helped Jewish refugees in the Holocaust, mainly women and children, by raising money, collecting items, and even traveling over to France to help directly. The items they collected were clothing, food, and even medical supplies, while the direct help they provided included establishing schools, employment offices, and running children’s homes for the refugees. The Quakers created fundraisers and advertised their cause in the New York Times for all of the US to see.

Biography

Auburn Meister is a 3rd year student working on a BS in Psychology with a Minor in History. She has always enjoyed learning about history and Dr. Fogg's work relating to WWII captured her interest. Auburn's curiosity was peaked by the topic of Quakers in WWII since she did not know that Quakers played a part in helping refugees in the Holocaust. She plans on either going to graduate school after receiving her degree to become a therapist or becoming a middle or high school teacher.

Research Category

Arts and Humanities

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium

Presentation Date

16 Apr 2019, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Quaker Aid in France during WWII

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The American Quakers provided aid and relief in France during WWII. They helped Jewish refugees in the Holocaust, mainly women and children, by raising money, collecting items, and even traveling over to France to help directly. The items they collected were clothing, food, and even medical supplies, while the direct help they provided included establishing schools, employment offices, and running children’s homes for the refugees. The Quakers created fundraisers and advertised their cause in the New York Times for all of the US to see.