Source: German YMCA Year Book, 1913.

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

  • American: 1900-present
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  • Christian Phildius (d.1937) worked hard during World War I to maintain the cohesion of the World's Alliance of YMCA's and to ensure its status as a viable international organization to address post-war needs. He often found himself in the position of negotiating between the various national Associations while trying to preserve Red Triangle services to POW's, soldiers, and war victims. Source: German YMCA Year Book, 1913.