French and Russian prisoners are working in the prison laundry at Wahn. They stand next to the large bath tubs where POW clothing was washed and some workers hold poles used to mix the clothing in the tubs. In the back of the room stand shallower tubs for rinsing washed clothing. A cart to transport clothing is also in the picture. Clean clothing eliminated lice and other vermin and helped reduce the spread of disease in the camp.
Germany, Wahn, Hygiene, Sanitation, Laundry, Wash, French POWs, Russian POWs, German Guards, World War 1914-1918