Jewish Slave Labour and its Relationship to the ‘Final Solution’

  • Donald Bloxham


Nazi slave labour is a subject of some contemporary political importance. With marked regularity, evidence — long known about in historical circles — has appeared in the news media of the complicity of several household names in inhuman system of exploitation during the war years. As this article was written, representatives of the victims and the heirs of some of the perpetrators were working to establish guidelines for financial compensation in a deal brokered and contributed to by the German government. The ‘Foundation Initiative’ of a group of German enterprises, officially entitled ‘Remembrance, Responsibility and Future’, will administer the funds contributed by the subscribing firms. (The final sum of money, established after extensive and often acrimonious debate, is in the region of $5.2m.2)


Final Solution Jewish Community Concentration Camp Slave Labour German Industry 
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