Macedonian Students' Scrapbook

  • 1946
  • 1 vol. (0.15 linear feet)
  • Call no.: MS 262 bd

The Red Cross played an important relief role in Yugoslavia, helping the still volatile region recover from the devastation of the Second World War.

The sketches and essays in this scrapbook, accompanied by a handful of photographs, were apparently made by grade school students in Skopje, Macedonia, just after the Second World War. The images depict the city, countryside, and people, with a handful of more abstract designs. Red Cross imagery is prominent throughout. Although the provenance of the album is uncertain, it seems possible that it was assembled to pay homage to the organization's relief efforts.

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Background

Dancing the hora around a Red Cross flag, 1946

Dancing the hora around a Red Cross flag, 1946

The Red Cross played an important relief role in Yugoslavia, helping the still volatile region recover from the devastation of the Second World War.

Scope of collection

The sketches and essays in this scrapbook, accompanied by a handful of photographs, were apparently made by grade school students in Skopje, Macedonia, just after the Second World War. The images depict the city, countryside, and people, with a handful of more abstract designs. Red Cross imagery is prominent throughout. Although the provenance of the album is uncertain, it seems possible that it was assembled to pay homage to the organization's relief efforts.

Among the Red Cross images are a drawing of a Red Cross aide holding the organization's flag surrounded by flags of the U.S., France, and Soviet Union all presiding over a fallen Nazi flag and a photograph of a Red Cross worker standing among a group of children as they eat. The first and last image in the album bear a Red Cross stamp reading Shabats, a town on the Sava River (and therefore not in Macedonia).

Administrative information

Access

The collection is open for research.

Language:

English

Provenance

Gift of Joel Halpern.

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, Aug. 2017.

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Cite as: Macedonian Students' Scrapbook (MS 262 bd). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

Subjects

  • Macedonia--History
  • World War, 1939-1945--Macedonia

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Names

  • Red Cross and Red Crescent

Genre terms

  • Photographs