Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 194, 1915, 98.

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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  • A Russian POW is about to be lowered into a grave for his final resting place at the prisoner of war cemetery at Koenigsbrueck. The cemetery is lined with fir trees and a priest officiates the service at the foot of the casket. The dead prisoner might have been a Pole as reflected by the Latin cross used in the ceremony. Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 194, 1915, 98.