Jane Addams to Charles Henry Wacker, December 6, 1921



↑6↓ December 1921.

Mr. Charles H. Wacker,
134 S. LaSalle St.,

My dear Mr. Wacker: --

Knowing as I do, how desperately Germany needs help in feeding her undernourished children, I find it hard to be patient with the statement appearing in several Chicago newspapers last Saturday and Sunday, that during my recent journey in Europe I had found Germany so successfully rehabilitating herself that she needed no further help.

I think the misunderstanding arose from the fact that in my address before the German Club at the Morrison Hotel I said that the [American] Friends Service Committee was gradually withdrawing their personnel from Germany because the actual distribution was being efficiently taken over by the German Relief agencies, but I distinctly stated that there was pressing need for supplies of food and clothing from the United States if the German children were to maintain the standard of nutrition which has been so painstakingly built up during the last two years by the A.R.A., the Quakers and other American agencies.

I visited Germany in July 1919 in the interests of the Friends Service Committee and had been instrumental in locating some the very feeding stations which the present drive will support; I am, therefore, peculiarly distressed by the misleading impression which I may have given.

With all best wishes for the success of your efforts, I am

Faithfully yours,

(Signed) Jane Addams [signed by secretary]