Friday, March 15, 2024

Short-term punishment units in the World War II Wehrmacht

This article by Mel Hecker and Geoffrey P. Megargee from volume 4 of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945 (Indiana U. Press 2022), tells the tale. Fifteen hours' hard work per day in summer; 12 in winter. The alternatives were grimmer.

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