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Ruhlebenites: Pro-German internees
Pro-German prisoners were known as "Deutschgesinnt". These prisoners applied for German naturalization, vowed to raise their children as German citizens and serve in the German army, and renounced all allegiance to the British Empire. Known to the pro-English prisoners as PGs, the pro-German internees were housed separately to maintain order in the camp. Pro-German internees were encouraged to seek naturalization and volunteer for military service in order to secure their release.