Film showing American Friends Service Committee work in France during World War II. Howard Kershner, director of the program provides explanation of the work and where Quaker programs were established. Includes footage of feeding programs and children's colonies in France. Featured is footage of the La Rouviere Children's Colony located outside Marseille, France.
At the close of the Spanish Civil War in 1939, many supporters of the Loyalist government left Spain and took refuge in France, rather than remain under Francisco Franco's rule. Most were placed in refugee camps, and the AFSC undertook helping some in southern France.
Hunger and malnutrition haunted Germany after World War I. Quakers had been aware of the problem for several years, building relationships and investigating the situation, so in 1920 Hoover asked AFSC to carry out his feeding program.
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