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September 2012

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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

 

en.wiki / Forced_labour_under_German_rule_dur...

 

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

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daimler_Benz

 

In the museum there's a detailed documentation about

The Forced Workers.

 

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