Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland,Photo 65, 1915, 50.

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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  • French prisoners route letters to their comrades in the prison post office at Grafenwoehr under the supervision of a German non-commissioned officer. These letters have been approved by the German censors for distribution. Censors also worked as interpreters between prisoners, German officials, WPA secretaries, and neutral visitors. Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland,Photo 65, 1915, 50.