United by Barbed Wire: Russian POWs in Germany, National Stereotypes, and International Relations, 1914–22

  title={United by Barbed Wire: Russian POWs in Germany, National Stereotypes, and International Relations, 1914–22},
  author={Oxana Jeffrey Nagornaja and Oxana Jeffrey Mankoff},
  journal={Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History},
  pages={475 - 498}
During World War I and the revolutionary turmoil in Central and Eastern Europe, Russian prisoners of war (POWs), 1.5 million strong and thus the largest group of enemy officers and men in German camps, became one of the few points of contact between Russia and Germany and an important channel by which each country could seek to influence the other. Presented in a variety of ways, the image of the POW became a popular propaganda theme in both countries. Domestically, it was used to dehumanize… Expand
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