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

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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.

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