Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 225, 1915, 109.

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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  • Six young Russian prisoners of war sit on a bench outside of their school house in an unidentified German POW camp during World War I. The pupil's teacher, in the straw hat, stands next to another your Russian to the left. These boys followed their fathers into the ranks during the Russian army mobilization and received an education during their incarceration. Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 225, 1915, 109.