Jean Pictet, the director of the Red Cross, published this commentary, including the original text, of the Geneva Convention of 1949. The 1949 convention gathered to specifically address the treatment of prisoners of war and to state where consequences would happen if that humane treatment was not carried out.
- According to the excerpts of the 1949 Geneva Convention, formulate a one-sentence summary of how prisoners of war were to be treated.
- Based on these excerpts, how would you describe life in a Prisoner of War (POW) camp? What evidence from the text led you to that description?
Pictet, Jean S., "Geneva Convention: Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War," pp. 1, 12, 27, 139, 152, 196, 236, 12 August 1949. Courtesy of Library of Congress