Paris Peace Conf. 103.97/18a: Telegram

The Food Administrator ( Hoover ) to the Acting Secretary of State

43. Your 6691.21 It is my view that the most suffering in Europe to-day is that of Russian prisoners in Germany and Austria and en route home. They are dying wholesale from neglect. This is a matter of charity which Government therefore cannot handle. It would seem to me a proper work for the American Red Cross and I understand that Commissioner here has put up to them the question as to whether their funds are available for that purpose.

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