Skip to content

Exhibition open

We're open Monday – Thursday 10am – 4pm & Sundays 11am – 3.30pm

Forced labour

Forced labour is when people are coerced to work against their will, or under the threat of injury, punishment or death. In the Nazi concentration camps and ghettos, thousands of people were used as forced labourers in agriculture and armaments industries, as part of the larger war effort. Duties ranged and often were imposed without proper equipment, clothing, rest or food. As well as those within the concentration camp system, civilians from occupied countries and POWs were used as forced labour for the Reich.

Synonyms:
Slave Labour