Source: Doegen, Kriegsgefangene Voelker, Photo 28, 1921, 88B.

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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  • Photograph of the Internationale Bibliothek in the prison camp at Giessen. The walls of the room are loaded with shelves of books and the window is covered with wire netting. The camp library was one of the most popular locations in a prison camp isnce reading was an important pastime for many POW's. Source: Doegen, Kriegsgefangene Voelker, Photo 28, 1921, 88B.