Russian prisoners sit on in one of the classrooms of the YMCA building at Wieselburg with an unidentified YMCA secretary (in civilian clothing) standing in the middle of the room. The photo was taken from the back of the room, which was decorated with garland in the rafters, probably for Christmas celebrations. The classroom is equipped with a large chalkboard and maps. In the insert, another Association secretary stands next to two boys in the prison camp with small chalkboards in their hands. The YMCA took a special interest in protecting and educating these young prisoners.
Austria-Hungary, Austria, Wieselburg, Education, School, Classroom, YMCA, YMCA Secretary, Religion, Christmas, Russian POWs, World War 1914-1918