Source: YMCA Photo Collection A, Kautz Family YMCA Archives, Photo 26H, 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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  • A prisoner of war works in an Association library in an unidentified Austrian prison camp. Books and journal articles provided critical mental diversions for men incarcerated behind barbed-wire. Reading was not only a pastime; prisoners could read about technical and professional issues to improve their employability after the war and better support their families. Source: YMCA Photo Collection A, Kautz Family YMCA Archives, Photo 26H, Minneapolis, MN.