Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 140, 1915, 79.

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 take a break from work plaiting straw to make baskets and other goods used in the prison camp at Zittau (Gross Poritsch). The POW's are weaving inside a workshop at the facility. Note the German NCO's in the center aisle at the back of the room. Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 140, 1915, 79.