Nazi Conspiracy & Aggression Volume I Chapter X Conditions of Deportation & Slave Labor

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Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, Volume One, Chapter Ten


The Nazi conspirators were not satisfied to tear 5,000,000
persons from their families, their homes, and their country.
They insisted that these 5,000,000 wretches, while being
deported to Germany or after their arrival, be degraded,
beaten, and permitted to die for want of food, clothing, and
adequate shelter. Conditions of deportation are vividly-
described in a report to Rosenberg concerning treatment of
Ukrainian labor (054-PS):

“The starosts esp. village elders are frequently
corruptible, they continue to have the skilled workers,
whom they drafted, dragged from their beds at night to
be locked up in cellars until they are shipped. Since
the male and female worker. often are not given any
time to pack their luggage, etc., many skilled workers
arrive at the Collecting Center for Skilled Workers
with equipment entirely insufficient (without shoes,
only two dresses, no eating and drinking utensils, no
blankets, etc.) In particularly extreme cases new
arrivals therefore have to be sent back again
immediately to get the things most necessary for them.
If people do not come along a once, threatening and
beating of skilled workers by the above mentioned
militia is a daily occurrence and is reported from most
of the communities. In some cases women were beaten
until they could no longer march. One bad case in
particular was reported by me to the commander of the
civil police here (Colonel Samek) for severe punishment
(place Sozolinkow, district Dergatschi). The
encroachments of the starosts and the militia are of a
particularly grave nature because they usually justify
themselves by claiming that all that is done in the
name of the German Armed Forces. In reality the latter
have conducted themselves throughout in a highly
understanding manner toward the skilled workers

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and the Ukrainian population. The same, however, can
not be said of some of the administrative agencies. To
illustrate this be it mentioned, that a woman once
arrived being dressed with barely more than a shirt.”

“*** On the basis of reported incidents, attention must
be called to the fact that it is irresponsible to keep
workers locked in the cars for many hours so that they
cannot even take care of the calls of nature. It is
evident that the people of a transport must be given an
opportunity from time to time in order to get drinking
water, to wash, and in order to relieve themselves.
Cars have been showed in which people had made holes so
that they could take care of the calls of nature. When
nearing bigger stations persons should, if possible,
relieve themselves far from these stations.”

“The following abuses were reported from the delousing

“In the women’s and girls’ shower rooms, services were
partly performed by men or men would mingle around or
even helped with the soaping; and vice versa, there
were female personnel in the men’s shower rooms; men
also for some time were taking photographs in the
women’s shower rooms. Since mainly Ukrainian peasants
were transported in the last months, as far as the
female portion of these are concerned, they were mostly
of a high moral standard and used to strict decency,
they must have considered such a treatment as a
national degradation. The above mentioned abuses have
been, according to our knowledge, settled by the
intervention of the transport commanders. The reports
of the photographing were made from Halle; the reports
about the former were made from Kiewerce. Such
incidents in complete disregard of the honor and
respect of the Greater German Reich may still occur
again here or there.” (054-PS)

Sick and infirm citizens of the occupied countries were
taken indiscriminately with the rest. Those who managed to
survive the trip into Germany, but who arrived too sick to
work, were returned like cattle, together with those who
fell ill at work, because they were of no further use to the
Germans. The return trip took place under the same
conditions as the initial journey, and without any kind of
medical supervision. Death came to many, and their corpses
were unceremoniously dumped out of the cars with no
provision for burial. Thus, the report continues:

“*** Very depressing for the morale of the skilled

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workers and the population is the effect of those
persons shipped back from Germany for having become
disabled or not having been fit for labor commitment
from the very beginning. Several times already
transports of skilled workers on their way to Germany
have crossed returning transports of such disabled
persons and have stood on the tracks alongside of each
other for a longer period of time. Those returning
transports are insufficiently cared for. Nothing but
sick, injured or weak people, mostly 50-60 to a car,
are usually escorted by 3 men. There is neither
sufficient care or food. The returnees made frequently
unfavourable but surely exaggerated statements relative
to their treatment in Germany and on the way. As a
result of all this and of what the people could see
with their own eyes, a psychosis of fear was evoked
among the specialist workers resp. the whole transport
to Germany. Several transport leaders of the 62nd and
the 63rd in particular reported thereto in detail. In
one case the leader of the transport of skilled workers
observed with own eyes how a person who died of hunger
was unloaded from a returning transport on the side
track. (1st Lt. Hofman of the 63rd transport Station
Darniza). Another time it was reported that 3 dead had
to be deposited by the side of the tracks on the way
and had to be left behind unburied by the escort. It is
also regrettable that these disabled persons arrive
here without any identification. According to the
reports of the transport commanders one gets the
impression that these persons unable to work are
assembled, penned into the wagons and are sent off
provided only by a few men escort, and without special
care for food and medical or other attendance. The
Labor Office at the place of arrival as well as the
transport commanders confirm this impression.” (054-PS)

Mothers in childbirth shared cars with those infected with
tuberculosis or venereal diseases. Babies when born were
hurled out of windows. Dying persons lay on the bare floors
of freight cars without even the small comfort of straw.
These conditions are revealed in an interdepartmental report
prepared by Dr. Gutkelch in Rosenberg’s Ministry, dated 30
September 1942, from which the following quotation is taken:

“How necessary this interference was is shown by the
fact that this train with returning laborers had
stopped at the same place where a train with newly
recruited Eastern laborers had stopped. Because of the
corpses in the trainload of returning laborers, a
catastrophe might have been

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precipitated had it not been for the mediation of Mrs.
Miller. In this train women gave birth to babies who
were thrown out of the windows during the journey,
people having tuberculosis and venereal diseases rode
in the same car, dying people lay in freight cars
without straw, and one of the dead was thrown on the
railway embankment. The same must have occurred in
other returning transports.” (084-PS)

Some aspects of Nazi transport were described by Sauckel
himself in a decree which he issued on 20 July 1942, (2241-
PS). The original decree is published in section B1a, page
48e of a book entitled “Die Beschaeftigung von
auslaendischen Arbeitskraeften in Duetschland.” The decree
reads, in part, as follows:

“According to reports of transportation commanders
(Transportleiters) presented to me, the special trains
provided by the German railway have frequently been in
a really deficient condition. Numerous windowpanes have
been missing in the coaches. Old French coaches without
lavatories have been partly employed so that the
workers had to fit up an emptied compartment as a
lavatory. In other cases, the coaches were not heated
in winter so that the lavatories quickly became
unusable because the water system was frozen and the
flushing apparatus was therefore without water.” (2241-

Many of the foregoing documents, it will be noted, consist
of complaints by functionaries of the Rosenberg ministry or
by others concerning the conditions under which foreign
workers were recruited and compelled to live. These
documents establish not only the facts therein recited, but
also show that the Nazi conspirators had knowledge of such
conditions. Notwithstanding their knowledge of these
conditions, however, the Nazi conspirators continued to
countenance and assist in the enslavement of a vast number
of citizens of occupied countries.

Once within Germany, slave laborers were subjected to
treatment of an unusually brutal and degrading nature. The
character of Nazi treatment was in part made plain by the
conspirator’s own statements. Sauckel declared on one

“All the men must be fed, sheltered and treated in such
a way as to exploit them to the highest possible extent
at the lowest conceivable degree of expenditure.” (016-

Force and brutality as instruments of production found a
ready adherent in Speer who, in the presence of Sauckel,
said at a meeting of the Central Planning Board:

“We must also discuss the slackers. Ley has ascertained
that the sicklist decreased to one-fourth or one-fifth
in fac-

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tories where doctors are on the staff who are examining
the sick men. There is nothing to be said against SS
and police taking drastic steps and putting those known
as slackers into concentration camps. There is no
alternative. Let it happen several times and the news
will soon go round.” (R-124)

At a later meeting of the Central Planning Board, Field
Marshall Milch agreed that so far as workers were concerned,

“The list of the shirkers should be entrusted to
Himmler’s trustworthy hands.” (R-124) Milch made
particular reference to foreign workers by stating:

“It is therefore not possible to exploit fully all the
foreigners unless we compel them by piece-work or we
have the possibility of taking measures against
foreigners who are not doing their bit.” (R-124)

The policy as actually executed was even more Draconian than
the policy as planned by the conspirators. Impressed workers
were underfed and overworked. They were forced to live in
grossly overcrowded camps where they were held as virtual
prisoners and were otherwise denied adequate shelter. They
were denied adequate clothing, adequate medical care and
treatment and, as a result, suffered from many diseases and
ailments. They were generally forced to work long hours up
to and beyond the point of exhaustion. They were beaten and
subjected to inhuman indignities.

An example of this mistreatment is found in the conditions
which prevailed in the Krupp factories. Foreign laborers at
the Krupp Works were given insufficient food to enable them
to perform the work required of them. A memorandum upon
Krupp stationery to Mr. Hupe, director of the Krupp
Locomotive Factory in Essen, dated 14 March 1942, states:

“During the last few days we established that the food
for the Russians employed here is so miserable, that
the people are getting weaker from day to day.

“Investigations showed that single Russians are not
able to place a piece of metal for turning into
position for instance, because of lack of physical
strength. The same conditions exist at all places of
work where Russians are employed.” (D-316)

The condition of foreign workers in Krupp workers camps is
described in detail in an affidavit executed in Essen,
Germany, on 15 October 1945 by Dr. Wilhelm Jager, who was
the senior camp doctor. Dr. Jager makes the following

“*** Conditions in all these camps were extremely

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bad. The camps were greatly overcrowded. In some camps
there were twice as many people in a barrack as health
conditions permitted. At Kramerplatz, the inhabitants
slept in treble-tiered bunks, and in the other camps
they slept in double-tiered bunks. The health
authorities prescribed a minimum space between beds of
50 cm, but the bunks in these camps were separated by a
maximum of 20-30 cm.

“The diet prescribed for the eastern workers was
altogether insufficient. They were given 1,000 calories
a day less than the minimum prescribed for any German.
Moreover, while German workers engaged in the heaviest
work received 5,000 calories a day, the eastern workers
in comparable jobs received only 2,000 calories. The
eastern workers were given only 2 meals a day and their
bread ration. One of these two meals consisted of a
thin, watery soup. I had no assurance that the eastern
workers, in fact, received the minimum which was
prescribed. Subsequently, in 1943, when I undertook to
inspect the food prepared by the cooks, I discovered a
number of instances in which food was withheld from the

“The plan for food distribution called for a small
quantity of meat per week. Only inferior meats,
rejected by the veterinary such as horse meat or
tuberculin infested was permitted for this purpose.
This meat was usually cooked into a soup.

“The clothing of the eastern workers was likewise
completely inadequate. They worked and slept in the
same clothing in which they had arrived from the east.
Virtually all of them had no overcoats and were
compelled, therefore, to use their blankets as coats in
cold and rainy weather. In view of the shortage of
shoes many workers were forced to go to work in their
bare feet, even in the winter. Wooden shoes were given
to some of the workers, but their quality was such as
to give the workers sore feet. Many workers preferred
to go to work in their bare feet rather than endure the
suffering caused by the wooden shoes. Apart from the
wooden shoes, no clothing of any kind was issued to the
workers until the latter part of 1943, when a single
blue suit was issued to some of them. To my knowledge,
this represented the sole issue of clothing to the
workers from the time of their arrival until the
American forces entered Essen.

“Sanitary conditions were exceedingly bad. At
Kramerplatz, where approximately 1,200 eastern workers
were crowded into the rooms of an old school, the
sanitary conditions were

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atrocious in the extreme. Only 10 childrens’ toilets
were available for the 1,200 inhabitants. At
Dechenschule, 15 childrens’ toilets were available for
the 400-500 eastern workers. Excretion contaminated the
entire floors of these lavatories. There-were also few
facilities for washing. The supply of bandages,
medicine, surgical instruments, and other medical
supplies at these camps was likewise altogether
insufficient. As a consequence, only the very worst
cases were treated.

“The percentage of eastern workers who were ill was
twice as great as among the Germans. Tuberculosis was
particularly widespread among the eastern workers. The
T. B. rate among them was 4 times the normal rate of (2
percent eastern workers, German .5 percent). At
Dechenschule approximately 2 1/2 percent of the workers
suffered from open T. B. These were all active T. B.
cases. The Tartars and Kirghis suffered most; as soon
as they were overcome by this disease they collapsed
like flies. The cause was bad housing, the poor quality
and insufficient quantity of food, overwork, and
insufficient rest.

“These workers were likewise afflicted with spotted
fever. Lice the carrier of this disease, together with
countless fleas, bugs and other vermin tortured the
inhabitants of these camps. As a result of the filthy
conditions of the camps nearly all eastern workers were
afflicted with skin disease. The shortage of food also
caused many cases of Hunher-Oedem, Nephritis, and

“It was the general rule that workers were compelled to
go to work unless a camp doctor had prescribed that
they were unfit for work. At Seumannstrasse,
Grieperstrasse, Germanistrasse, Kapitanlehmannstrasse,
and Dechenschule, there was no daily sick call. At
these camps, the doctors did not appear for two or
three days. As a consequence, workers were forced to go
to work despite illnesses.”
“Camp Humboldstrasse has been inhabitated by Italian
prisoners of war. After it had been destroyed by an air
raid, the Italians were removed and 600 Jewish females
from Buchenwald Concentration Camp were brought in to
work at the Krupp factories. Upon my first visit at
Camp Humboldstrasse, I found these females suffering
from open festering wounds and other diseases.

“I was the first doctor they had seen for at least a
fortnight. There was no doctor in attendance at the
camp. There was

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no medical supplies in the camp. They had no shoes and
went about in their bare feet. The sole clothing of
each consisted of a sack with holes for their arms and
head. Their hair was shorn. The camp was surrounded by
barbed wire and closely guarded by SS guards.

“The amount of food in the camp was extremely meagre
and of very poor quality. The houses in which they
lived consisted of the ruins of former barracks and
they afforded no shelter against rain and other weather
conditions. I reported to my superiors that the guards
lived and slept outside their barracks as one could not
enter them without being attacked by 10, 20 and up to
50 fleas. One camp doctor employed by me refused to
enter the camp again after he had been bitten very
badly. I visited this camp with a Mr. Green on two
occasions and both times we left the camp badly bitten.
We had great difficulty in getting rid of the fleas and
insects which had attacked us. As a result of this
attack by insects of this camp, I got large boils on my
arms and the rest of my body. I asked my superiors at
the Krupp works to undertake the necessary steps to de-
louse the camp so as to put an end to this unbearable,
vermin-infested condition. Despite this report, I did
not find any improvement in sanitary conditions at the
camp on my second visit a fortnight later.

“When foreign workers finally became too sick to work
or were completely disabled they were returned to the
Labour Exchange in Essen and from there, they were sent
to a camp at Friedrichsfeld. Among persons who were
returned over to the Labour Exchange were aggravated
cases of tuberculosis, malaria, neurosis, career which
could not be treated by operation, old age, and general
feebleness. I know nothing about conditions at this
camp because I have never visited it. I only know that
it was a place to which workers who no longer of any
use to Krupp were sent.

“My colleagues and I reported all of the foregoing
matters to Mr. Ihh, Director of Friedrich Krupp A. G.
Dr. Wiels, personal physician of Gustav Krupp von
Bohlen und Halbach, Senior Camp Leader Kupke, and at
all times to the health department. Moreover, I know
that these gentlemen personally visited the camps.

“(Signed) Dr. Wilhelm Jager.” (D-288)

The conditions just described were not confined to the Krupp
factories but existed throughout Germany. A report of the
Polish Main Committee to the Administration of the
Government-General of Poland, dated 17 May 1944, describes
in similar terms the situation of Polish workers in Germany

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“The cleanliness of many overcrowded camp rooms is
contrary to the most elementary requirements. Often
there is no opportunity to obtain warm water for
washing; therefore the cleanest parents are unable to
maintain even the most primitive standard of hygiene
for their children or often even to wash their only set
of linen. A consequence of this is the spreading of
scabies which cannot be eradicated ***.

“We receive imploring letters from the camps of Eastern
workers and their prolific families beseeching us for
food. The quantity and quality of camp rations
mentioned therein the so-called fourth grade of rations
— is absolutely insufficient to maintain the energies
spent in heavy work. 3.5 kg. of bread weekly and a thin
soup at lunch time, cooked with swedes or other
vegetables without any meat or fat, with a meager
addition of potatoes now and then is a hunger ration
for a heavy worker.

“Sometimes punishment consists of starvation which is
inflicted, i.e. for refusal to wear the badge, ‘East’.
Such punishment has the result that workers faint at
work (Klosterteich Camp, Gruenheim, Saxony). The
consequence is complete exhaustion, an ailing state of
health and tuberculosis. The spreading of tuberculosis
among the Polish factory workers is a result of the
deficient food rations meted out in the community camps
because energy spent in heavy work cannot be replaced

“The call for help which reaches us, brings to light
starvation and hunger, severe stomach intestinal
trouble especially in the case of children resulting
from the insufficiency of food which does not take into
consideration the needs of children. Proper medical
treatment or care for the sick are not available in the
mass camps. ***”
“In addition to these bad conditions, there is lack of
systematic occupation for and supervision of these
hosts of children which affects the life of prolific
families in the camps. The children, left to themselves
without schooling or religious care, must run wild and
grow up illiterate. Idleness in rough surroundings may
and will create unwanted results in these children ***.
An indication of the awful conditions this may lead to
is given by the fact that in the camps for Eastern
workers — (camp for Eastern workers, ‘Waldlust’, Post
Office Lauf, Pegnitz) — there are cases of 8-year old
delicate and undernourished children put to forced
labor and perishing from such treatment.

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“The fact that these bad conditions dangerously affect
the state of health and the vitality of the workers is
proved by the many cases of tuberculosis found in very
young people returning from the Reich to the General-
Government as unfit for work. Their state of health is
usually so bad that recovery is out of the question.
The reason is that a state of exhaustion resulting from
overwork and a starvation diet is not recognized as an
ailment until the illness betrays itself by high fever
and fainting spells.

“Although some hostels for unfit workers have been
provided as a precautionary measure, one can only go
there when recovery may no longer be expected —
(Neumarkt in Bavaria) –. Even there the incurables
waste away slowly, and nothing is done even to
alleviate the state of the sick by suitable food and
medicines. There are children there with tuberculosis
whose cure would not be hopeless and men in their prime
who if sent home in time to their families in rural
districts, might still be able to recover.

“No less suffering is caused by the separation of
families when wives and mothers of small children are
away from their families and sent to the Reich for
forced labor. ***”

“If, under these bad conditions, there is no moral
support such as is normally based on regular family
life, then at least such moral support which the
religious feelings of the Polish population require
should be maintained and increased. The elimination of
religious services, religious practice and religious
care from the life of the Polish workers, the
prohibition of church attendance at a time when there
is a religious service for other people and other
measures show a certain contempt for the influence of
religion on the feelings and opinions of the workers.”

Particularly harsh and brutal treatment was reserved for
workers imported from the conquered Eastern territories.
They lived in bondage, were quartered in stables with
animals, and were denied the right of worship and the
pleasures of human society. A document entitled “Directives
on the Treatment of Foreign Farmworkers of Polish
Nationality”, issued by the Minister for Finance and Economy
of Baden on 6 March 1941, describes this treatment (EC-68):

“The agencies of the Reich Food Administration
(Reichsnaehrstand) State Peasant Association of Baden
have received the result of the negotiations with the
Higher SS and Police Officer in Stuttgart on 14
February 1941, with great

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satisfaction. Appropriate memoranda have already been
turned over to the District Peasants’ Associations.
Below, I promulgate the individual regulations, as they
have been laid down during the conference and how they
are now to be applied accordingly:

“1. Fundamentally, farmworkers of Polish nationality no
longer have the right to complain, and thus no
complaints may be accepted any more by any official

“2. The farmworkers of Polish nationality may not leave
the localities in which they are employed, and have a
curfew from 1 October to 31 March from 2000 hours to
0600 hours, and from 1 April to 30 September from 2100
hours to 0500 hours.

“3. The use of bicycles is strictly prohibited.
Exceptions are possible for riding to the place of work
in the field if a relative of the employer or the
employer himself is present.

“4. The visit of churches, regardless of faith, is
strictly prohibited, even when there is no service in
progress. Individual spiritual care by clergymen
outside of the church is permitted.

“5. Visits to theaters, motion pictures or other
cultural entertainment are strictly prohibited for
farmworkers of Polish nationality.

“6. The visit of restaurants is strictly prohibited to
farmworkers of Polish nationality except for one
restaurant in the village, which will be selected by
the Rural Councilor’s office (Landratsamt), and then
only one day per week. The day, which is determined as
the day to visit the restaurant, will also be
determined by the Landratsamt. This regulation does not
change the curfew regulation mentioned above under No.

“7. Sexual intercourse with women and girls is strictly
prohibited, and where it is established, it must be

“8. Gatherings of farmworkers of Polish nationality
after work is prohibited, whether it is on other farms,
in the stables, or in the living quarters of the Poles.

“9. The use of railroads, buses or other public
conveyances by farmworkers of Polish nationality is

“10. Permits to leave the village may only be granted
in very exceptional cases, by the local police
authority (Mayor’s office). However, in no case may it
be granted if he wants to visit a public agency on his
own, whether it is a labor

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office or the District Peasants Association or whether
he wants to change his place of employment.

“11. Arbitrary change of employment is strictly
prohibited. The farmworkers of Polish nationality have
to work daily so long as the interests of the
enterprise demands it, and as it is demanded by the
employer. There are no time limits to the working time.

“12. Every employer has the right to give corporal
punishment toward farmworkers of Polish nationality, if
instructions and good words fail. The employer may not
be held accountable in any such case by an official

“13. Farmworkers of Polish nationality should, if
possible, be removed from the community of the home and
they can be quartered in stables, etc. No remorse
whatever should restrict such action.

“14. Report to the authorities is compulsory in all
cases, when crimes have been committed by farmworkers
of Polish nationality, which are to sabotage the
enterprise or slow down work, for instance
unwillingness to work, impertinent behavior; it is
compulsory even in minor cases. An employer, who loses
his Pole who must serve a longer prison sentence
because of such a compulsory report, will receive
another Pole from the competent labor office on request
with preference.

“15. In all other cases, only the state police is still
competent. “For the employer himself, severe punishment
is contemplated if it is established that the necessary
distance from farmworkers of Polish nationality has not
been kept. The same applies to women and girls. Extra
rations are strictly prohibited. Noncompliance to the
Reich tariffs for farmworkers of Polish nationality
will be punished by the competent labor office by the
taking away of the worker.” (EC-68)

The women of the conquered territories were led away against
their will to serve as domestics. Sauckel described this
program as follows:

“*** In order to relieve considerably the German
housewife, especially the mother with many children and
the extremely busy farmwoman, and in order to avoid any
further danger to their health, the Fuehrer also
charged me with procurement of 400,000 — 500,000
selected, healthy and strong girls from the territories
of the East for Germany.” (016-PS)

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Once captured, these Eastern women, by order of Sauckel,
were bound to the household to which they were assigned,
permitted at the most three hours of freedom a week, and
denied the right to return to their homes. The decree issued
by Sauckel containing instructions for housewives concerning
Eastern household workers, provides in part, as follows:

“*** There is no claim for free time. Female domestic
workers from the East may, on principle, leave the
household only to take care of domestic tasks. As a
reward for good work, however, they may be given the
opportunity to stay outside the home without work for 3
hours once a week. This leave must end with the onset
of darkness, at the latest at 20 00 hours. It is
prohibited to enter restaurants, movies, or other
theatres and similar establishments provided for German
or foreign workers. Attending church is also
prohibited. Social events may be arranged for Eastern
domestics in urban homes by the German Workers’ Front,
for Eastern domestics in rural homes by the Reich Food
Administration with the German Women’s League
(Deutsches Frauenwerk). Outside the home, the Eastern
domestic must always carry her work card as a personal

“10. Vacations, Return to Homes.

“Vacations are not granted as yet. The recruiting of
Eastern domestics is for an indefinite period.” (3044-B-

At all times the shadow of the Gestapo and the concentration
camp hovered over the enslaved workers. As with the other
major programs of the Nazi conspirators, Himmler’s black-
shirted SS formations were the instruments employed for
enforcement. A secret order dated 20 February 1942, issued
by Reichsfuehrer SS Himmler to SD and security police
officers spells out the violence which was applied against
the Eastern workers. (3040-PS):

“III. Combatting violations against discipline.

“(1) According to the equal status of the manpower from
the original Soviet Russian territory with prisoners of
war, a strict discipline must be exercised in the
quarters and at the working place. Violations against
discipline, including work refusal and loafing at work,
will be fought exclusively by the secret State police.
The smaller cases will be settled by the leader of the
guard according to instruction of the State police
administration offices with measures as provided for in
the enclosure. To break acute resistance, the guards
shall be permitted to use also physical power against
the manpower. But this may be done only for a cogent

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The manpower should always be informed about the fact that
they will be treated decently when conducting themselves
with discipline and accomplishing good work.

“(2) In severe cases, that is in such cases where the
measures at the disposal of the leader of the guard do
not suffice, the State police office has to act with
its means. Accordingly, they will be treated, as a
rule, only with strict measures, that is with transfer
to a concentration camp or with special treatment.

“(3) The transfer to a concentration camp is done in
the usual manner.

“(4) In especially severe cases special treatment is to
be requested at the Reich Security Main Office, stating
personnel data and the exact history of the act.

“(5) Special treatment is hanging. It should not take
place in the immediate vicinity of the camp. A certain
number of manpower from the original Soviet Russian
territory should attend the special treatment; at that
time they are warned about the circumstances which led
to this special treatment.

“(6) Should special treatment be required within the
camp for exceptional reasons of camp discipline, this
is also to be requested.”

“VI. Sexual Intercourse.

“Sexual intercourse is forbidden to the manpower of the
original Soviet Russian territory. By means of their
closely confined quarters they have no opportunity for
it. Should sexual intercourse be exercised
nevertheless — especially among the individually
employed manpower on the farms — the following is

“(1) For every case of sexual intercourse with German
countrymen or women, special treatment is to be
requested for male manpower from the original Soviet
Russian territory, transfer to a concentration camp for
female manpower.

“(2) When exercising sexual intercourse with other
foreign workers, the
conduct of the manpower from the original Soviet
Russian territory is
to be punished as severe violation of discipline with
transfer to a
concentration camp.”
“VIII. Search.

“(1) Fugitive workers from the original Soviet Russian
territory are to be announced principally in the German
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book (Fanndungsbuch). Furthermore, search measures are to
be decreed locally.
“(2) When caught, the fugitive must receive special
treatment***.” (3040-PS)