here to see this poster in the German Language
1 for East-Workers
Workers! The German Wehrmacht has liberated
you from Stalin's terror and the Jewish-Bolshevik commissars. Wherever they could,
the Bolsheviks have destroyed your factories as well as your food; they have burned
your farms and your homes; they have taken the necessities of life away from you.
Germany can and wants to help you!.
In Germany you will
get work and bread. We promise you decent, just, and humane treatment if you work
carefully and industriously and comport yourselves blamelessly.
Follow the directions
the customs and habits of the Germans.
understanding of the measures introduced by the German authorities and works managers.
By doing so you will gain the trust of your superiors and make your stay in Germany
easier for yourselves.
- Be satisfied with what
Germany offers you. Turn with confidence to your superiors with your wishes.
They will help you as best they can.
your work willingly; be punctual and reliable, then the German Reich will
be at your side as a helper and will protect you. As you comport yourselves in
Germany, so will we treat you.
- If the
German is not to despise you, you must be industrious.
is a country of order, cleanliness, and industriousness. Therefore, adapt to the
German order, keep yourselves clean, and see that you stay healthy.
- Keep order among yourselves; avoid arguments and
fights. Follow the orders of your camp leaders.
German woman and the German girl stand under the strict protection
of the alien laws. For you they are untouchable.
forget that there is war, and adapt your needs accordingly.
Translation from original German-language document courtesy of:
Kenneth Kronenberg -
By Tadeusz Piotrowski
Award-winning book. Extensive documentation.
Excellent source for students. Gives much more understanding of the complicated
issues of this volatile time than available in the media.
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