Nellie Miller-Mann, Humanitarian

Title

Nellie Miller-Mann, Humanitarian

Description

From Wikipedia: Nellie Miller Mann was a prominent member of the Mennonite Church and a renowned figure in the Near East Relief, an organization to assist refugees of war and massacre in and around the Middle East. During her time in the Near East Relief (now Near East Foundation), Nellie Miller Mann was instrumental in caring for hundreds of Armenian refugees who had survived the Armenian Genocide. After joining the Near East Relief, she immediately set sail to Syria where she was to assist Armenian refugees who have been deported outside of the Ottoman Empire as a result of the Armenian Genocide. It was decided by the committee that Miller-Mann was to be shipped to Beirut where she was to serve as secretary to Ray Bender, the treasurer of the Near East Relief in the Beirut headquarters While in Beirut, Miller-Mann went beyond her duties as a secretary and assisted as many orphans as possible in the surrounding area. The orphans by this time had reached an estimated 130,000. Throughout this period, Mann kept a diary where she wrote extensively about the plight of the orphans and her service to various orphanages. She notes that when many of the orphaned children arrived in Syria, they were placed in one of the 18 or 20 orphanages in the vicinity, where they were fed, clothed, given medical care and given a vocational education.

Creator

Mennonite Church USA Archives

Date

Unknown

Source

https://www.houshamadyan.org/fileadmin/_processed_/0/2/csm_MillerSyria06_2d0abc6fc2.jpg

Relation

Rights

Publisher

House Amadyan

Contributor

Mann Family

Format

Photograph

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Mennonite. Amish. Women. Armenian. Syria. Relief. Refugees.

Coverage

Historic

Files

https://www.houshamadyan.org/fileadmin/_processed_/0/2/csm_MillerSyria06_2d0abc6fc2.jpg

Reference

Mennonite Church USA Archives, Nellie Miller-Mann, Humanitarian, House Amadyan, Unknown

Cite As

Mennonite Church USA Archives, “Nellie Miller-Mann, Humanitarian,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 14, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/578.