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In March 1939 a new law concerning military service was passed in Hungary, which set the legal basis for establishing the wartime Labor Service System. This system was intended for those whom the Hungarian authorities considered unreliable, and thus unworthy to bear weapons, mainly for the Jews. The draftees were mostly Jewish males, virtually of all ages, who were directed to fulfilling "engineering jobs where the casualties are the highest", therefore at the Eastern front in 1941-45. Some 80% of the Jewish laborers perished. Based largely on eyewitness accounts and postwar trial records, presents a social and psychological survey of the wartime Labor Service, examining the experiences of the laborers. Dwells on the age and social composition of the draftees; the conditions of their service; the attitudes of Hungarian soldiers, gendarmes, and officers toward them; and attempts of laborers to preserve their human dignity, and in some cases to escape. The situation and fate of each Jewish laborer depended greatly on the attitude of the soldiers toward him, much more than on the provisions of the law or military orders. The disposition of the Hungarian military men toward the Jewish laborers was mainly negative, spurred by antisemitism; many Jewish laborers were murdered by Hungarian soldiers responsible for them. According to the personal accounts, the attitude of German Wehrmacht soldiers (not SS) to the laborers was, on average, better than that of Hungarian soldiers. Ca. 16,000 laborers surrendered to the Soviets, of whom only 3,500 survived Soviet captivity. (From the Bibliography of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism)

כותר Conscripted slaves : Hungarian Jewish forced laborers on the Eastern Front during the Second World War / Robert Rozett.
מקום קשור Jerusalem (Israel)-place of publication
מוציא לאור Jerusalem : Yad Vashem, International Institute for Holocaust Research
שנה 2013
הערות Includes bibliographical references and index.
תיאור 288 pages : maps
23 cm.
שפה אנגלית
שנת זכויות יוצרים ©2013
מזהה ISBN9789653084483
ISBN9653084488
מספר מערכת 990038069380205171
קישורים תמונה קדמית
תמונה אחורית
תוכן העניינים
תצוגת MARC

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