Reich Minister of Justice Franz Gürtner: Prisoners Can't Refuse to Work

Reich Minister of Justice Franz Gürtner: Prisoners Can't Refuse to Work

Franz Gürtner
Source: Deutsches Bundesarchiv

Timeline of History

Political History
Countries

Franz Gürtner, the Reich Minister of Justice, declares that prisoners can no longer refuse to work if so ordered.

Those incarcerated for short sentences are increasingly placed in work gangs and used as little more than slave labor. This in turn increases the value of prisoners to the Nazi government, increasing the incentive to arrest and detain more and and more people.

User comments

There are no user comments for this item.

Ratings (the higher the better)
Interesting
Comment
    Please enter the security code.
 
 
Powered by JReviews

Today's Major Events

Taliban Won't Hand Over Osama bin Laden After Convictions for 1998 Embassy Bombings
English Burn Joan of Arc at the Stake
Death of French Philosopher Voltaire
Jews of Cologne, Germany, Attacked by Crusaders
German Historian Arthur Moeller van den Bruck Commits Suicide