Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 44, 1915, 43.

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 POW's and a few civilian internees (in the back row) stand in their barrack at Norderstapel. The accommodations are very cramped and spartan. With benches aligning the two dormitory aisles, inmates enjoy little privacy, especially with their adjoined bunks. There are few prisoner possessions in the photograph. Note the large bowls suspended by wires above the bunks. Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 44, 1915, 43.