Source: Armed Services Records Box 55, Kautz Family YMCA Archives, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

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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  • This is the cover of the Christmas program the Red Army prisoners at Parchim held in honor of M. V. Arnold, the American YMCA Secretary assigned to the prison camp, in December 1920. The cover highlights some of the Red Triangle activities including Christmas tree decorating, food, and boxing as well as some views of the camp. These Bolshevik soldiers still celebrated Christmas and they appreciated YMCA services on their behalf. Source: Armed Services Records Box 55, Kautz Family YMCA Archives, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.