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Anonymous

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1915

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A German medical officer vaccinates Belgian and French prisoners against cholera in the prison camp in Chemnitz. Epidemics raged quickly through prison camps due to the close proximity of prisoners in cramped barracks and German medical staffs took preventative measures to ensure healthy prison camps. German authorities were also concerned about civilian populations and possible epidemics especially since prison camps were constructed near towns and the war prisoners often provided labor for a variety of projects.

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Germany, Chemnitz, Medical Care, Vaccinations, French POWs, Belgian POWs, German Doctors

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