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88.31.7

AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE
CLARENCE E. PICKETT, Executive Secretary

FOREIGN SERVICE SECTION
WILLIAM EVES, 3RD, Chairman
CLARENCE E. PICKETT, Secretary

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HERTHA KRAUS, Counselor
233 N. Roberts Road
Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Tel. Bryn Mawr 1086

November 5, 1937

Esther W. Scott
Sandy Spring Md.

Dear Friend :

Thank you for your letter of October 27. It has come
to my mind that Giessler and his family might ift into your
plan as well if not better than the Huppeden family. I think
you have met Fritz Giessler when he was over here for the
world conference a little while ago. At least he mentioned
in one of my letters that he had been to Sandy Spring and
especially admired the flower garden which reminded him of
his own.

The Giesslers are very anxious indeed to come to
this country. They are members of German Yearly Meeting
and Fritz has lost his job because of this fact and because he
used to be a member of a Socialist party. His wife is Swiss,
from the French part of Switzerland and speaks French as well
as German. She has many relatives in France. There are two
children, 8 and 11 years old. They are much interested
in gardening and have for years raised all their vegetables
and potatoes and also a good many flowers. As a matter of
fact, the Giesslers had been considered by West Town School
for the position of a gardener and although James Walker and
Caroline Nicolson are very much interested in them and de-
finitely
wanted them to come, the plan has not been carried out.

I feel sure that the Giesslers would be only too
happy to come to Sandy Spring and share your home and assume
full responsibility of the various duties which you have out-
lined
to me. They are not afraid of physical labor and quite
eager to live in the country. It is very urgent that they
should find a chance to come to USA because Fritz is liekly
to be drafted for military service allmost any time and they
are entirely ready to leave at very short notice. If you
would consider accepting them on a temporary basis without
assuming any responsibility whatsoever, this would be an
important step towards bringing them over here.

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