Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 106, 1915, 63.

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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  • A Russian barber conducts a brisk business cutting hair for his fellow soldiers at the prison camp in Puchheim. Barbers performed a critical sanitary service in prison camps by keeping hair short which would reduce lice infestations in crowded barracks. Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 106, 1915, 63.