Arbeitseinsatz


Arbeitseinsatz

Arbeitseinsatz (labour intake) was forced labour (Zwangsarbeit) during World War II when German men were called up for military service and German authorities rounded up labourers from the occupied territories to fill in the vacancies. "Arbeitseinsatz" was not restricted to the industry sector and to arms factories, it also took place e.g. in the farming sector, community services, and even in the churches. Affected populations included men and women from Eastern Europe ("Ostarbeiter"), prisoners of war, Dutchmen, prisoners of concentration camps, Gestapo prisoners, Jews, Sinti, Romany, Yenish, and Jehovah's Witnesses. In 1945 about 7.7 million workers in the German industry were of non-German origin. Many of them were very young, and about half of them were women.

External links

* [http://projekte.geschichte.uni-freiburg.de/herbert/uhpub/forcedlaborers.html Forced Laborers in the "Third Reich" - By Ulrich Herbert]
* [http://www.ig-zwangsarbeit.de/eng/eng.html Interest Group for Former Forced Labourers under the Nazi Regime]
* [http://www.ta7.de/txt/listen/list0024.htm List of 2500 firms that employed forced labourers]
* [http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/germancos.html German firms that used slave or forced labor during the Nazi era]


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