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Anonymous

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Creation Date

1917

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Young prisoners of war in an unidentified Austrian prison attend a math class, organized by the YMCA. The teacher is also a POW, probably a former teacher before the war began. There is an abacus on the front of the table and the students diligently figure out their computations on small chalkboards. Discipline is probably not a problem, given the switch hanging from the teacher's side. The photograph caption is interesting: these young men are in class to gain an education to become productive future subjects in the Austro-Hungarian Empire; most of the boys in these prison camps were Russians or Serbians.

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Austria-Hungary, Education, School, Classroom, Studying, YMCA, Russian POWs, Serbian POWs

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