Hitler's Foreign Workers: Enforced Foreign Labor in Germany Under the Third Reich

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 13, 1997 - Business & Economics - 510 pages
This is an account of the most important instance of forced labour by foreign workers outside their own country in the twentieth century, when millions of workers from from the USSR, Poland, France, Czechoslovakia, Italy and elsewhere toiled in the service of the Nazi regime. The workers are examined first from the viewpoint of the Nazi leadership, the entrepreneurs and the authorities, and second through the eyes of the workers themselves. It is the first major study of what in effect was slave labour on a massive scale, whose reverberations are still felt today in current debates about work compensation and the legacy of the Third Reich.
 

Contents

the practical experience of World War I
13
The prehistory of foreign labor deployment
27
Arguments for and against the deployment of foreigners
41
Foreign workers in Germany 19369
48
Labor deployment of Polish POWS October 1939 to April 1940
62
Recruitment of workers from the Generalgouvernement 193944
85
Blitzkrieg euphoria and extensive labor deployment
95
Labor deployment of POWs according to branch of
96
foreign labor deployment in 1942
205
POWs and foreign civilian workers employed at GSF Essen 193945
206
Bed capacity in camps for foreigners at GSF Essen 19405
215
the practice of foreign labor deployment
296
Opposition
345
the final phase of the war
359
Concluding thoughts
382
Notes
397

New problems in the employment of foreigners
106
Requested penalties for indiscipline WestphaliaLower Rhine
115
Arrests for industrial action prohibited contact and political
127
policy on foreigners 1942
137
wages skills
182
Wages for Eastern workers June 1942
185
Newly recruited workers April 1 to November 30 1942
193
Bibliography
478
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491
The Hans Böckler Foundation
496
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