Creator

Anonymous

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Creation Date

1915

Description

Prisoners of war take showers at Limburg; the ever present German guard stands in the center background. The picture is staged; the prisoners do not appear to have any soap and are modestly dressed for the photograph. However, weekly showers were important to maintain healthy conditions inside prison camps and German authorities would close showers and baths as a form of punishment for captives.

Keywords

Germany, Limburg, Hygiene, Showers, Allied POWs, German Guards

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