Russian prisoners stand inside their barrack in the prison camp at Cottbus in this Red Cross post card. The barrack is extremely crowded as prisoners sleep in triple-tiered bunk beds. This camp suffered a typhus epidemic and the cramped conditions undoubtedly contributed to the spread of the disease. Red Cross officials inspected sanitary conditions in both Allied and German prison camps and took photographs to support their findings.
Germany, Cottbus, Camp Order, Quarters, International Red Cross, Russian POWs, World War 1914-1918