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Anonymous

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Creation Date

1-8-1917

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Russian prisoners assemble in the prison compound at Purgstall for the dedication of the new YMCA building on Christmas Day, 8 January 1917. The camp commandant, several Austrian officers, Austrian officials,and several Association secretaries (including Edgar MacNaughten) stand on the platform at the entrance to the building next to a large Christmas tree. A group of Austrian officers stand as group to the left; a choir is about to perform to the left of the platform, while members of the prison band, with instruments provided by the YMCA, peek around the corner to the right, ready for their cue to begin playing.

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Austria-Hungary, Austria, Purgstall, Camp Order, Administrative Buildings, YMCA, Welfare, Religion, Christmas, Edgar MacNaughten, YMCA Secretary, Russian POWs, Austrian Officers

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