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Anonymous

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8-10-1915

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Colonel Alberti, commandant of the prison camp at Doeberitz issued this order ending entertainment and games and limiting baths to ten minutes on 10 August 1915 as a reprisal for alleged mistreatment of interned women and children by the British government in English internment camps. YMCA secretaries had a difficult time trying to expand War Prisoners' Aid services to POW's as belligerent governments responded harshly to claims of mistreatment of their nationals with reprisal orders. Note the death of the prisoner who failed in his escape attempt.

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Germany, Doeberitz, Crime, Punishment, Hygiene, Baths, Entertainment, Games, Camp Commandant

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