Creator

Anonymous

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Creation Date

1917

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This drawing shows the layout of the prison camp at Wittenberg and highlights some of the deficiencies of the facility, which contributed to the horrors of the typhus epidemic. Many of the stoves in the camp lacked fuel, prisoners had to wash outdoors in water troughs, and there was a lack of mattresses in the hospital. The cemetery in the prison camp is a testament to the viciousness of the epidemic. The main entrance to the prison camp is unique in relation to other facilities in that POW's, staff, and visitors had to cross a bridge over the barbed-wire fences.

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Germany, Wittenberg, Camp Order, Quarters, Hospital Ward, Medical Care, Camp Kitchen, Cemetery, Administrative Buildings, Security

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