Source: Current History Magazine, 11 (October 1919): 138.

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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  • For punishment for breaking camp rules, prison authorities would force prisoners into iron cages which were not large enough for the POW's to stand up or lie down. The prisoner's limbs were always cramped and many thought that this was the most severe form of punishment the Germans employed during the war. Source: Current History Magazine, 11 (October 1919): 138.