A Polish man embraces an Allied soldier, kissing his cheek, after being liberated from a Nazi forced labor camp in Germany during World War II, 1945 // Photo by Tony Vaccaro/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
eternallybeautifullyblack: “ Stripes but no Stars” -Thomas H. Lindsey, 1892 “When slavery was legally abolished, the Slave Codes were rewritten as the Black Codes, a series of laws criminalizing legal activity for African Americans.
The Plaszow concentration camp in Poland makes a good example of the forced labour the Jewish prisoners underwent during internment. This misuse was common throughout internment camps during the holocaust. History, vintage, photo b/w.
Jan Lipke, a dock worker from Riga, witnessed the mobile killing units at work in the Riga ghetto. He then decided to help as many Jews as possible to escape and took a job at a firm where Jews from the ghetto worked as forced laborers. Of the 40,000 Jews from Riga not even a hundred were alive at the liberation. Of these, 42 had been saved by Jan Lipke.
Female survivors standing outside a barracks in the newly liberated Lenzing concentration camp. On May troops of the Infantry division, accompanied by photographers from Combat Unit liberated the camp. Lenzing, Austria, May
The missing link between slavery and the Prison Industrial Complex.
Minsk, Belorussia, Jewish forced labor workers in the ghetto, January No record that any survived. They would have been transported to death camp and either immediate gassed or slave labor and slow death