Source: YMCA Photo Collection, Kautz Family YMCA Archives, University of Minnesota.

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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  • American: 1900-present
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  • Soldiers and civilians enjoy Christmas celebrations in the Vienna Soldatenheim early in World War I. A children's “guard of honor” with flags and rifles stands in the middle of the photograph and an orchestra sits on the right. The Austrian YMCA sought to provide diversions for young men serving in the army. Source: YMCA Photo Collection, Kautz Family YMCA Archives, University of Minnesota.