Source: WPA Photo Collection, Kautz Family YMCA Archives, Photo 74F, 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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  • Photograph of a classroom of Muslim Serb prisoners at Boldogasszonyfa learning to read and write under YMCA administration. The Red Triangle stressed education as the best means to promote citizenship and better economic standards among illiterate prisoners; the Austro-Hungarian government promoted the instruction of native languages among minority prisoners to weaken imperial bonds in Eastern Europe. Source: WPA Photo Collection, Kautz Family YMCA Archives, Photo 74F, Minneapolis, MN.