Philanthropic Society for War Victims in Eastern Europe

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Philanthropic Society for War Victims in Eastern Europe
Type Private
Founded March 21, 1917
Founder George Alexander Pomutz
Headquarters Chicago
Key people
George Alexander Pomutz, Joshua W. Alexander
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Philanthropic Society for War Victims in Eastern Europe (PSWVEE) also known as the Pomutz Philanthropic Society was a charitable organization founded in 1917 by George Alexander Pomutz, grandson of the Civil War General and US Consul in Russia George Pomutz whose objective was to help the people of Eastern Europe suffering from the almost constant warfare that was affecting the region. The society has also helped in the development of Easter Europe after the series of war had come to an end. The PSWVEE sent help to the regions affected by the war, help consisting of food, medical care, foundation of schools, hospitals, building of houses and centers for the homeless as well as the founding of scientific research and industrial development. The Society received support from important American British and French politicians and from 1919 it received the patronage of US Government due to the involvement of the Secretary of Commerce Joshua W. Alexander.