Source: Doegen, Kriegsgefangene Voelker, Photo 7, 1921, 38B.

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 in front of earthen barracks in the prison camp at Hammerstein. Winter weather in eastern Germany was severe and the Germans constructed barracks in the ground in an atempt to keep the quarters warmer. Source: Doegen, Kriegsgefangene Voelker, Photo 7, 1921, 38B.