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Anonymous

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Creation Date

1915

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Prisoners of war are busy washing their laundry outdoors on the Hauptstrasse (Main Street) of the prison camp at Goettingen. This "street" was the main thoroughfare in the camp and was bordered by the barracks. A garden is in the foreground of the photograph which included both flowers and vegetables. These crops helped to diversify the prisoners' diets during the summer.

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Germany, Goettingen, Camp Order, Quarters, Entertainment, Gardening, Hygiene, Wash, Russian POWs, Allied POWs

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