Source: YMCA Photo Collection A, Kautz Family YMCA Archives, Photo 8H, 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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  • American: 1900-present
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  • Russian prisoners leave the theater barrack after an afternoon performance. By the smiles on their faces, most of the men appear to have enjoyed the show. The YMCA provided theatrical costumes, props, and play scripts to improve the morale in camps through entertainment. Source: YMCA Photo Collection A, Kautz Family YMCA Archives, Photo 8H, Minneapolis, MN.