Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 200, 1915, 99.

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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  • Prisoner libraries manage the circulating library for French and Belgian POW's at Ohrdruf. Although the book collection is small, the vast majority of books are in circulation among the prison's population since books offered one of the few mental diversions available in prison camps. Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 200, 1915, 99.