Caritas Association
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Caritas Association

In 1897 the various charitable services of the Catholic Church were gathered in the newly formed Caritas Association for Catholic Germany (since 1921: German Caritas Association). The principal purpose of the association was peacetime welfare work founded on Christian principles.

During World War I the Caritas Association cared primarily for German prisoners of war and returning former prisoners. In cooperation with the Prussian War Ministry steps were taken to ensure that in the transit camps for returning prisoners…

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Haidl, Roland, “Caritas Association”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 28 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0106>
First published online: 2015



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