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Anonymous

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Creation Date

1918

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Captivity in a prison of war camp was more difficult in some ways than time served in a peacetime civilian prison because POW's had no idea when they would regain their freedom. Prisoners longed for the day when the German authorities would release them from Muensingen and they could head home. This wood block print shows a prisoner walking down the road towards family and friends. Note the kilometer marker to the POW's right indicating how far he would have to travel to reach the border.

Keywords

Germany, Muensingen, Repatriation, French POWs

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