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Backing HitlerConsent and Coercion in Nazi Germany$
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Robert Gellately

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780198205609

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205609.001.0001

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Special ‘Justice’ for Foreign Workers

Special ‘Justice’ for Foreign Workers

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(p.151) 7 Special ‘Justice’ for Foreign Workers
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Backing Hitler
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Robert Gellately

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205609.003.0008

As the Jews were deported, a page in Hitler's dictatorship was turned as new ‘racially foreign’ people, literally millions of foreign workers, were brought into Germany to labour for the Reich. The racist regime regarded Poles and other peoples from the east as racially inferior. They had to be used to win the war, but at all costs they had to be prevented from mixing with German blood. The authorities decided on nothing short of an ‘apartheid’ system, to keep these ‘race enemies’ in their place. This chapter discusses how this massive exploitative effort unleashed new social dynamics.

Keywords:   Nazis, Hitler, dictatorship, foreign workers, apartheid

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