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Anonymous

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Creation Date

1915

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A large group of Russian prisoners are finishing up their soup and prepare for their baths (as demonstrated by the towels over many of their shoulders). German authorities imposed strict bathing regimen on all prisoners of war as an important means in preventing the outbreak of epidemics in camps. The Germans often commented on the Russian prisoners' reluctance to bathe despite the health risks of not doing so.

Keywords

Germany, Ohrdruf, Hygiene, Baths, Nutrition, Rations, Meals, Russian POWs

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