Source: WPA Photograph Collection, Kautz Family YMCA Archives, University of Minnesota.

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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  • This Red Cross Post Card (Germany No. 20) shows a Russian Orthodox priest, in his vestments, and an assistant with a censor holding a religious service for Russian prisoners in the church in the prison camp at Guben. The POW's wear identification bands on their upper left arms. This photograph was posed—note the soldier to the right who is still wearing his hat inside the church. Source: WPA Photograph Collection, Kautz Family YMCA Archives, University of Minnesota.