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Anonymous

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Creation Date

1918

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This photograph shows a classroom of Muslim Serb prisoners at Boldogasszonyfa learning to read and write under YMCA administration. The Red Triangle stressed education as the best means to promote citizenship and better economic standards among illiterate prisoners; the Austro-Hungarian government promoted the instruction of native languages among minority prisoners to weaken imperial bonds in Eastern Europe. An International Red Cross worker stands in the back of the classroom.

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Austria-Hungary, Hungary, Boldogasszonyfa, Education, School, Classroom, Studying, Reading, International Red Cross, YMCA, Serbian POWs

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