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Volume 008
Subdivision Subdivision 15 / Forced Labor
Part Not applicable
Section 15.02 contd (Sauckel interrogation 17 Sept. 1945)
Title Witness: Sauckel / Office of U.S. Chief of Counsel for the Prosecution of Axis Criminality / Document Room Interrogation Analysis
Pages 1
Pages Supplemental None
Date 1945-09-17
Language English
Author John Monigan, Major
Witness Fritz Sauckel
Other Names Hitler; Speer
Other Dates April 1942
Abstract This document is a summary of the interrogation of the witness conducted on the noted date. The subjects are the high demand for laborers in Germany, Sauckel's methods of recruiting laborers in Russia, and Speer's mishandling (in Sauckel's opinion) of 70,000 French workers, who were reassigned to Ruhr, causing mass defections. The document is a typewritten copy of adequate to fair quality on very brown and brittle paper.
Keywords Deportation; Forced Labor; Foreign workers; Russia; Recruitment of workers; French workers; OT; German war economy