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“Iowa Peace Heroes - Helping Victims of War” Excerpt from The Goldfinch, September 1991

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Courtesy of State Historical Society of Iowa, Smith, Kim Marie, "Iowa Peace Heroes - Helping Victims of War," The Goldfinch, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 14-15, September 1991


This excerpt from The Goldfinch highlights the humanitarian efforts of Iowan Herbert Hoover’s to help victims of war after World War I.

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  • What evidence from the text supports that Herbert Hoover was a humanitarian during World War I?
  • After the war, how did Hoover continue his famine relief work?
  • Why was it important for Hoover to do this? Why is it important for us to be humanitarians when it’s not even “our” community?