Source: World's Alliance of YMCA's Year Book 1920, 1920, 23.

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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  • This was the Inquiry Office of the War Prisoners' Aid program in Geneva. Friends and family members could contact this office for information about missing loved ones behind enemy lines. The office worked through the WPA headquarters in belligerent capitals and Field Secretaeies to find out information about POW's. The Geneva office also coordinated information with the International Red Cross, who maintained records on POW's. Victor Schlaeppi supervised this office during the war. Source: World's Alliance of YMCA's Year Book 1920, 1920, 23.