Source: YMCA Photo Collection A, Kautz Family YMCA Archives, Photo 27H, 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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  • Russian prisoners stand bare-headed in the prison compound at Purgstall during a Christmas celebration during the dedication of the new Association hall in January 1917. A group of Austrian officers stand to the left, next to the POW choir. The YMCA hall is decorated with garland and a large Christmas tree. On the platform by the door stands a WPA secretary, probably Edgar MacNaughten, and the camp commandant. Source: YMCA Photo Collection A, Kautz Family YMCA Archives, Photo 27H, Minneapolis, MN.