LABORERS - WWII
- (Workers Educational
- These pages contain articles about the "work-education camps"
used in Nazi-Germany to "educate" forced laborers. Certain German
words are printed in the original language and form since their
translation into English would do injustice to their connotation.
They are printed in italics. Where necessary a literal English
translation is given in parentheses the first time such word
appears in the text.
- Some words of German origin which are now an accepted part of
the English-language vocabulary (e.g. Reich, blitzkrieg) have not
been italicized. Because of its frequent use in these articles,
the word "Arbeitserziehungslager" has not been italized. Since its
singular and plural forms are identical in German, the reader must
ascertain the appropriate form from the context in which the word
- In cases where a substantial portion of text from original
German documents is quoted in translation, the original German
text is given in the footnotes. Abbreviations can be found at the
conclusion of the footnotes.
- Dr. Detlef Korte: "Die
- This scholarly article has been taken from a Ph.D.
dissertation by Detlef Korte at the
Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel, entitled
"Erziehung" ins Massengrab - Die Geschichte des
"Arbeitserziehungslager Nordmark", Kiel Russee 1944-1945. The
article deals with the rationale as perceived by Nazi authorities
for the establishment of Arbeitserziehungslager, their history and
the practices associated with them. This article is available in
- Alexander van Gurp:
- Written by a former inmate, this illustrated article discusses
the history of Arbeitserziehungslager, living conditions in the
camps and the results of these conditions. A bibliography is