Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 185, 1915, 93.

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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  • The Catholic prisoners at Koenigstein also enjoyed a very ornate chapel for worship services. The altar features a painting of Christ above it with a communion rail at the base of the altar. The chapel features a chandelier, an eternal flame, two statues, pews, and two large ovens for heat in the winter. Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 185, 1915, 93.