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Conscripted slaves : Hungarian Jewish forced laborers on the Eastern Front during the Second World War

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Conscripted slaves : Hungarian Jewish forced laborers on the Eastern Front during the Second World War
Call No: 943.905 R89c

Call Number943.905 R89c
Dates[2013]; ©2013
Statement of ResponsibilityRobert Rozett.
Creators & ContributorsRozett, Robert (author)
International Institute for Holocaust Research (contributor)
Summary"From the spring of 1942 until the summer of 1944, some 45,000 Jewish men were forced to accompany Hungarian troops to the battle zone of the Soviet Union. Some 80% of the Jewish forced laborers never returned home. They fell prey to battle, starvation, disease, and grinding labor, aggravated immensely by brutality and even outright murder at the hands of the Hungarian soldiers responsible for them. This study constitutes a unique and invaluable chapter in the mosaic of Holocaust history. The laborers' personal accounts speak powerfully to every Jewish family that lived under Hungarian rule during the Holocaust years, because it is their own personal story." —Publisher
Contents
  1. The Labor Service Draftees
  2. What the Labor Service Men Endured
  3. Attitudes to the Men
  4. How the Men Perceived Themselves
  5. How the Men Dealt with Their Situation
  6. The Fate of the Men until the End of the War
  7. Concluding Comments
Physical Description 288 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherJerusalem : Yad Vashem, The International Instutute for Holocaust Research
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
RecognitionGifted in 2014 by Yad Vashem