Forced Labor
(3,084 words)

As a mass phenomenon, Jewish forced labor under the Nazis was initially of relatively minor significance. National socialist policy regarding Jews was at first targeted towards forced emigration, then ghettoization, finally aspiring to the “Final Solution” of exterminating European Jews after the invasion of the Soviet Union. Nevertheless, from 1938 onwards Jews were forced to car…

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Wagner, Jens-Christian and Wille, Susan, “Forced Labor”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 18 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_01149>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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