Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 64, 1915, 50.

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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  • German authorities censor the mail of Allied prisoners of war at the prison camp at Parchim. While some prisoners provided clerical support, German translators (most likely the civilians) review the letters for contraband information. Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 64, 1915, 50.