Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 184, 1915, 93.

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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  • Russian Orthodox prisoners in Koenigstein (Russian and Serbian POW's) worshipped in this ornate chapel at Koenigstein. The altar has a number of candles and a painting of Christ triumphant above it; to the left is another altar with three vessels, probabaly containing sacred oils, with a painting of Christ praying in the Garden of Gethsemane. There are five additional paintings which serve as panels: Christ on the cross; the Virgin Mary holding the Christ child; Jesus; an archangel; and a king. A painting of the Lord's Supper is positioned above the panels. Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 184, 1915, 93.