Source: YMCA Photograph Collection--Austria, Photo 6H, 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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  • Reverend H. Neander was a Swedish volunteer for WPA operations for Allied POW's in Germany during the First World War from 1915 to 1916. Pastor Neander stands to the extreme right next to several diplomats after the opening ceremony of the YMCA hall at Purgstall in Austria. Edgard MacNaughten, in the bowler hat, stands to the left of the Austrian officer in the center of the photograph. Source: YMCA Photograph Collection--Austria, Photo 6H, Kautz Family YMCA Archives.