Source: YMCA Biographical Records, Kautz Family YMCA Archives, University of Minnesota.

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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  • American: 1900-present
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  • J. Gustav White (1881–1979), left in civilian clothing, poses for a photograph with a German military translator; White was an American YMCA secretary who worked for the WPA in Germany from 1916 to 1917. Although most Association secretaries spoke the native languages of the POW's, German translators accompanied the Y workers to fulfill security regulations in many camps. White later transferred to Geneva where he became the Education Secretary for the World's Alliance of YMCA's. Source: YMCA Biographical Records, Kautz Family YMCA Archives, University of Minnesota.