Source: Paul B. Anderson Photo Collection 4, Kautz Family YMCA Archives, Minneapolis, MN.

From Pursuit of an "unparalleled opportunity": American YMCA and prisoner of war diplomacy among the Central Power nations during World War I, 1914-1923 by Kenneth Steuer

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  • American: 1900-present
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  • Russian prisoners of war are hard at work in a wood-working shop in the YMCA Technical School at Zossen-Wuensdorf. The American YMCA sought to make the extended captivity of these POW's as productive as possible by teaching them new trades, which would increase their income potential once they returned home. Source: Paul B. Anderson Photo Collection 4, Kautz Family YMCA Archives, Minneapolis, MN.