Russian prisoners stand bare-headed in the prison compound at Purgstall during a Christmas celebration during the dedication of the new Association hall in January 1917. A group of Austrian officers stand to the left, next to the POW choir. The YMCA hall is decorated with garland and a large Christmas tree. On the platform by the door stands a WPA secretary, Edgar MacNaughten, and the camp commandant.
Austria-Hungary, Austria, Purgstall, Camp Order, Quarters, Administrative Buildings, YMCA, Welfare, Religion, Christmas, Music, Choir, Edgar MacNaughten, YMCA Secretary, Russian POWs, Austrian Officers, World War 1914-1918