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Brandström, Elsa
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(Mar 26, 1888, daughter of the Swedish ambassador in St. Petersburg – Mar 4, 1948, Cambridge, MA) served in Siberia during World War I as a Red Cross delegate for German and Austrian prisoners of war. She worked there during the typhoid epidemic, organizing help efforts. After the war she founded sanatoria for former prisoners of war (Marienborn, Schreibermühle) and a home for war orphans (Neusorge/Mittweida) with American aid.

Bibliography

E. Brandström, Unter Kriegsgefangenen in Rußland und Sibirien, 1921

E. Juhl et al., Elsa Brandström, 1962.

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Herms Eilert, “Brandström, Elsa”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_02327>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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