Soldiers of labor : labor service in Nazi Germany and New Deal America, 1933-1945 / Kiran Klaus Patel ; translated by Thomas Dunlap.

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...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Patel, Kiran Klaus, (Author)
Other Authors: Dunlap, Thomas, 1959- (Translator)
Format: Book
Language:English
German
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Series:Publications of the German Historical Institute.
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Table of Contents:
  • A panacea for the Great Depression? Labor service ideas and their implementation prior to 1933
  • Precursors to the labor services
  • The situation of young people in the Great Depression
  • The precursor in Germany: the FAD from 1931 to 1933 and the involvement of the NSDAP
  • Service to the community: the organization of the labor services
  • False start into the Third Reich: the organization of the German Labor Service at the beginning of the National Socialist Regime
  • From consolidation to the War-time deployment of the RAD
  • Between ideology and economics: the admissions criteria of the German Labor Service
  • The organization of the Civilian Conservation Corps
  • Interim conclusion
  • "Citizens," Volksgenossen, and soldiers: education in the Labor Services
  • The education concept of the German Labor Service
  • "School of manhood" between prescription and practice
  • "The school of the nation": political indoctrination and organized recreation
  • Education in the Civilian Conservation Corps
  • Interim conclusion
  • In "The grandeurs of nature": the work of the Labor Services
  • Work planning and areas of work in the German Labor Service
  • Glorification and pragmatic compromise: the concept and practice of work in the German Labor Service
  • The Labor Service at work: new challenges in the large-scale deployments beginning in 1937
  • Work in the Civilian Conservation Corps
  • Interim conclusion.