The Amsterdam Bureau is very glad that it has been able to aid a boy like Thomas Doppner reach Amerika, an ardent member of the Young Friends Group in Holland. He has contributed much to the Quaker Bureau. In actual hard work, he has given a great deal, but it has been his enthusiasm which has ment most to us. That has helped to bring the Young Friends' support solidly behind the Bureau and arouse their sense of responsibility towards the refugee problem.
Thomas will certainly gain much from his year's study in United States because he knows how to make the most of his advantages.
We believe his intelligence and enthusiasm will benefit Americans as much as they have the Dutch.
I wish his mother could have seen these letters. It’s too bad the American schools and the American Friends Service Committee were the only ones on the receiving end of all these accolades. I imagine Ella would have beamed with pride seeing these letters, and the difficulty of her separation from her son lessened a bit. It’s been months since she has been able to see him or communicate directly with him, for fear of what the Nazi censors would do to her when they found out her son had dodged the draft and left the country illegally.