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Author Me╠Ędykowski, Witold, author

Title Macht Arbeit frei? : Forced labor of Jews in the General Government during the years 1939-1943 / Witold Wojciech Medykowski
Published Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Series Jews of Poland
Jews of Poland
Contents The war against Poland and the beginning of German economic policy in the occupied territory -- Forced labor from the period of military government until the beginning of ghettoization -- Forced labor in the ghettos and labor detachments -- Forced labor in the labor camps -- The war in the East: Galicia during the first weeks of the war -- Jewish labor in Galicia -- Jewish labor in the shadow of the Aktion Reinhardt -- War industry requirements in the face of annihilation of the workforce -- "Harvest festival" (Erntefest)-extermination of the remaining Polish Jews
Summary This book examines the forced labor of Jews in the General Government of Occupied Poland from 1939-1943. Specifically, it traces the bureaucratic understanding and use the terms "labor" and "work" in the General Government; it also examines how these terms figured in the lives of Jews, for whom "labor"''s original understanding as a means of subsistence came to be redefined as a means of survival. The changing meaning of other key terms are examined in detail; these include, among others, "forced labor" (Zwangsarbeit), "slave labor" (Sklavenarbeit). The volume carefully analyzes the modus operandi of the Nazi system of power, in which bureaucracy ballooned, there were conflicts of interest between different institutions, and there was a total destruction of human and moral values, which led to extensive degeneration
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
World War (1939-1945)
Forced labor -- Galicia (Poland and Ukraine) -- History -- 20th century
Forced labor -- Poland -- History -- 20th century
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Galicia (Poland and Ukraine)
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland
World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscript labor -- Poland
HISTORY / Jewish.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018037177
ISBN 1618115979 (electronic bk.)
1618119087 (Open Access)
9781618115973 (electronic bk.)
9781618119087 (Open Access)