Source: YMCA Photo Collection A, Kautz Family YMCA Archives, Photo 30H, Minneapolis, MN.

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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  • Prisoners of war constructed this church in an unidentified Austrian prison camp. Note the fine wood-work on the side of the building, the steeple, and the flower boxes under the windows. Churches provided POW's with spiritual relief during their captivity. Source: YMCA Photo Collection A, Kautz Family YMCA Archives, Photo 30H, Minneapolis, MN.