Source: YMCA Photograph Collection—Austria, Photo 21H, Kautz Family YMCA Archives.

From Pursuit of an "unparalleled opportunity": American YMCA and prisoner of war diplomacy among the Central Power nations during World War I, 1914-1923 by Kenneth Steuer

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  • Heinrich Thommen, a Swiss YMCA secretary who volunteered to support WPA work in Bohemia in Austria-Hungary after the departure of the American WPA Secretaries, poses with the members of the Italian POW Welfare Committee at Heinrichsgruen in August 1918 (Thommen is sitting in the civilian clothing, second from the right). Source: YMCA Photograph Collection—Austria, Photo 21H, Kautz Family YMCA Archives.