Forced labor of Germans after World War II

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In the years following World War II, large numbers of German civilians and captured soldiers were forced into labour by the Allied forces.wikipedia
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World War II reparations

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The topic of using Germans as forced labour for reparations was first broached at the Tehran conference in 1943, where Soviet premier Joseph Stalin demanded 4,000,000 German workers.
Instead, much of this value consisted of German industrial assets, as well as forced labour to the Allies.

Flight and expulsion of Germans (1944–1950)

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Many ethnic Germans living in these areas were, prior to their expulsion from their home region, used for years as forced laborers in labor camps such as that run by Salomon Morel.
Many German civilians were sent to internment and labour camps where they were used as forced labour as part of German reparations to countries in eastern Europe.

Yalta Conference

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Forced labour was also included in the final protocol of the Yalta conference in January 1945, where it was sanctioned by UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill and US President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Unfree labour

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In the years following World War II, large numbers of German civilians and captured soldiers were forced into labour by the Allied forces.

Rheinwiesenlager

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Some of the 740,000 German prisoners transferred in 1945 by the U.S. for forced labour in France came from the Rheinwiesenlager camps; these forced labourers were already very weak, many weighing barely 50 kg (110 lbs).
The deal was struck because the government of Charles de Gaulle wanted 1.75 million prisoners of war for forced labor in France.

Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future

Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and FutureGerman Forced Labour Compensation Programmecompensation to forced laborers
Compensation to Germans used as forced labor after the war is not possible to claim in Germany, the possibility was removed by the statute of limitations since September 29, 1978.

World War II

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In the years following World War II, large numbers of German civilians and captured soldiers were forced into labour by the Allied forces.

Allies of World War II

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In the years following World War II, large numbers of German civilians and captured soldiers were forced into labour by the Allied forces.

Tehran Conference

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The topic of using Germans as forced labour for reparations was first broached at the Tehran conference in 1943, where Soviet premier Joseph Stalin demanded 4,000,000 German workers.

Soviet Union

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The topic of using Germans as forced labour for reparations was first broached at the Tehran conference in 1943, where Soviet premier Joseph Stalin demanded 4,000,000 German workers.

Joseph Stalin

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The topic of using Germans as forced labour for reparations was first broached at the Tehran conference in 1943, where Soviet premier Joseph Stalin demanded 4,000,000 German workers.

Winston Churchill

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Forced labour was also included in the final protocol of the Yalta conference in January 1945, where it was sanctioned by UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill and US President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Forced labour was also included in the final protocol of the Yalta conference in January 1945, where it was sanctioned by UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill and US President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Donbass

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Most were sent to labor camps in the Donbass (Donets or Donez basin) where 16% of them died.

Former eastern territories of Germany

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In its shifted borders, post-war Poland comprised large territories that had a German-speaking majority and had been part of German states for centuries.

Salomon Morel

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Many ethnic Germans living in these areas were, prior to their expulsion from their home region, used for years as forced laborers in labor camps such as that run by Salomon Morel.

Jaworzno concentration camp

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Among these camps were Central Labour Camp Jaworzno, Central Labour Camp Potulice, Łambinowice, Zgoda labour camp and others.

Central Labour Camp in Potulice

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Among these camps were Central Labour Camp Jaworzno, Central Labour Camp Potulice, Łambinowice, Zgoda labour camp and others.

Łambinowice

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Among these camps were Central Labour Camp Jaworzno, Central Labour Camp Potulice, Łambinowice, Zgoda labour camp and others.

Zgoda labour camp

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Among these camps were Central Labour Camp Jaworzno, Central Labour Camp Potulice, Łambinowice, Zgoda labour camp and others.

Sudetenland

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The German-speaking population of the Sudetenland was, in the same case as Poland, expelled after the war.

East Germany

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Many Germans in what would become East Germany were forced by the Communist authorities to work in German uranium mines producing the majority of the raw material of the Soviet atomic bomb project.