Source: YMCA Photograph Collection--Austria, Photo 34H, Kautz Family YMCA Archives.

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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  • Bryant R. Ryall posed for this picture with a group of Serbian boy prisoners in an unidentified Central Power prison camp during World War I. Ryall began operations in Berlinn in 1920, supervising the Russian Work Department for the American YMCA and managing WPA operations in post-war German prison camps for Russian POW's. Source: YMCA Photograph Collection--Austria, Photo 34H, Kautz Family YMCA Archives.