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

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  • Photograph of a young Christian Phildius (d. 1937), was the first General Secretary of the German National YMCA and became the World's Alliance General Secretary from 1896 to 1922; he conducted negotiations to establish WPA programs in Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and Turkey during the war. Source: German YMCA Year Book, 1913.