Seven members of the YMCA Committee at Rastatt pose for a photograph in a comfortable sitting room. They served as the officers of the Rastatt Association, to implement the YMCA program with the aid of an Association secretary, usually Conrad Hoffman, who made periodic visits to the camp to restore supplies and equipment and to address any problems with operations. The WPA Secretary helped organize Associations within each camp, recruiting POW's with YMCA experience or special talents to implement the program. These committees then served as help committees to promote the athletic, spiritual, educational, and social programs of the YMCA. Note the POW identification number on the upper arm of the prisoners.
Germany, Rastatt, YMCA, Welfare, Help Committee, War Prisoners' Aid, World War 1914-1918