Bringing it up to date
As a doctor, Hilda provided healing in a war zone without being attached to an army or government. Today, Physicians for Human Rights is an international network of doctors who use their medical skills and experience to relieve suffering while resisting the abuse of human rights. Read more at www.physiciansforhumanrights.org/.
Hilda was seeing extreme suffering in France. Continuing to work as a doctor and to organise other pacifist volunteers, she expressed her feelings in another letter to her friend Edith.
Hilda's letters reveal something of her anguish at the suffering she encountered, although she usually doesn't go into detail.