Source: Doegen, Kriegsgefangene Voelker, Photo 26, 1921, 78B.

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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  • Samples of Lagergeld from four different prison camps in Germany, including Merseberg, Chemnitz, and Oberhausen in the Rhineland. POW's could use these currencies to make purchases within these prison camps, but the money was worthless outside of the camp compound. Source: Doegen, Kriegsgefangene Voelker, Photo 26, 1921, 78B.