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Anonymous

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Creation Date

1918

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A visiting YMCA secretary poses with the Italian Welfare Committee in the prison camp at Heinrichsgruen in this photograph. The POW's worked with the Association secretary to provide services to other prisoners in the camp, serving as administrators for YMCA supplies and programs. The Welfare Committee accepted the task of providing for the needs of prisoners, maintaining camp morale, and instituting a wide range of services to help soldiers make the most of their incarceration.

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Austria-Hungary, Austria, Heinrichsgruen, Camp Order, Welfare, YMCA, YMCA Secretary, Italian POWs

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