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Working committee of the Austrian branch of the Women’s Intern. League f. Peace & Freedom
Dear Working Committee!
The Executive Committee of W.[I].L.f.P.a.Fr. has taken with [great] regret a [note] of the letters that Dr. Christine Touaillon and Mrs. Lotte Heller sent to the same person regarding the sad events in Vienna. The matter was discussed in detail at our board meeting in Dresden, which was also attended by [Yella] Hertzka. After the letters were given to her for inspection, we asked her to give us her point of view, which was done thoroughly. The members of the Executive Committee were thus able to hear both sides. It was then later negotiated without [Yella] Hertzka and I am instructed to inform you that we would like to [provide] you with any assistance you may require. We are [convinced] that discrepancies and disagreements can occur everywhere and that there are usually mistakes made on all sides. Our League, which pursues the goal of bringing about understanding among people, must above all strive to maintain understanding within its own ranks.
Unfortunately, we do not have an [abundance] of manpower, we cannot do without anyone who has been committed to our goals and who has worked for our cause since 1915. Despite the diversity of views and working methods, we must nevertheless try to work together in the interest of the [great] cause that we all represent. If the disagreements are such that intensive cooperation is no longer possible, we must entrust each of us his or her field of work, but always [maintain] a common ground in [public]. [page 2]
Since it is often much easier for third parties to reach an agreement under such circumstances, the Executive Board suggests that I come to Vienna for some time in order to establish a workable agreement between the parties. I am always willing to do so and nothing could give me [greater] pleasure than to succeed in bringing about understanding and restoring good job opportunities.
Let me hear soon your position on this [proposal?] [by?] the [Executive Committee?] and be certain of all our loyal companionship at all times.