Ukrainian labourers in Nazi Germany, 1939-45 / by Stephen C. Telka.
This study focuses on the experience of ethnic Ukrainian labourers deployed to Nazi Germany during the Second World War, and argues that the Ukrainian case speaks to the flexibility and limits of racial policy, given the realities of waging war and sustaining the war effort. The purpose is to demonstrate the unique situation of Ukrainians, and attempt to untangle the confusing regulations and statuses of an ethnic group who found their treatment in the Reich not based on ethnicity like most other groups, but rather on their citizenship, largely Polish and Soviet. It traces the German use of labourers from Eastern Europe and Nazi Rassenkunde (racial science) to the German experience during the First World War, showing historical precedents to their deployment.
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