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Although Daimler-Benz is best known for its Mercedes-Benz automobile brand,
during World War II it also created a notable series of aircraft, tank, and submarine engines. Daimler also produced parts for German arms, most notably barrels for the Mauser rifle. During World War II Daimler-Benz employed forced labourers.
define: Forced Labor (Labour)
Fremdarbeiter = foreign workers
Zwangsarbeiter = forced workers
Here: Ostarbeiter = Eastern workers, slave labourers, slave laborers
The forced workers were "toiled eighteen hours a day; cowering under the lash, sleeping six to a dog kennel eight feet square, starving or freezing to death at the whim of their guards."
Todays official homepage
In the museum there's a detailed documentation about
The Forced Workers.