Ukrainians working for the German war economy
- Event Date
Kiev, Soviet Union
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bundesarchiv
A documentary that shows pictures of the Kiev office of the "Generalbevollmaechtigter fuer den Arbeitseinsatz" [General Commissioner for Employment of Labor]. Ukrainians board a train towards Germany and enjoy music, food, and cigarettes. German cities, industrial plants, and freeways are shown to the delight and astonishment of the Ukrainians. Later on they are examined by a doctor and instructed about their work in industry and agriculture by a foreman. A canteen and a grocery store are shown. The workers receive letters from home. For evening entertainment, there are folk music events. The movie was intended to advertise work for the German war economy to the Ukrainian people by depicting excellent working and living conditions as contrary to its harsh reality.
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