Labor Sites

Mark Spoerer

in The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199211869
Published online January 2011 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

 Labor Sites

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Recent studies show that forced labour sites were far more numerous than previously thought. While maintaining that the term ‘slave labour’ understates the condition of Jewish workers during the Nazi era, this article provides a taxonomy of the Nazi regime's use of forced, especially Jewish, labour from 1938 to 1945. It outlines the circumstances that made such labour lethal to greater or lesser degrees in particular times and places.

Keywords: Jews; forced labour; Jewish labour; Nazis

Article.  4475 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Religious Studies ; Judaism and Jewish Studies

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