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Soldiers of Labor
Labor Service in Nazi Germany and New Deal America, 1933–1945

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  • Date Published: September 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521168663

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  • Originally published in 2005, Soldiers of Labor is a systematic comparison between the labor policies of the Nazi dictatorship and New Deal America. The main subject of the book is the Nazi Labor Service (Reichsarbeitsdienst), a public work scheme that provided work and education for young men. Here, the organizational setup, the educational dimension, and its practical work are extensively examined. Originally, the institution was an instrument in the fight against unemployment at the end of the Weimar Republic. After 1933, it became a Nazi propaganda tool that ultimately became involved in the Nazi's war of extermination. This study examines the similarities and differences, the mutual perceptions, and transfers between the Nazi Labor Service and its New Deal equivalent, the Civilian Conservation Corps. Patel uncovers stunning similarities between the two organizations, as well as President Roosevelt's irritating personal interest in the Nazi equivalent of his pet agency, the CCC.

    • A comparison of New Deal and Nazi Germany social policies - comparative history
    • Thorough analysis of the German Labor Service (Reichsarbeitsdienst)
    • Fresh insight into the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps and the New Deal in general
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    • Date Published: September 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521168663
    • length: 462 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.67kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of charts and illustrations
    Preface
    Introduction
    1. The panacea for the Great Depression? Labor service ideas and their implementation prior to 1933
    2. Service to the community: the organization of the labor services
    3. 'Citizens', 'Volksgenossen' and soldiers: education in the labor services
    4. In 'Grandeurs of Nature': the work of the services
    Concluding reflections
    Abbreviations
    Sources and bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Kiran Klaus Patel, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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