Propaganda poster during the Second World War for going to work in Germany. The Service du travail obligatoire (STO) was, during the occupation of France by Nazi Germany, the requisition and transfer to Germany of hundreds of thousands of French workers against their will, in order to participate in the German war effort that military setbacks were forcing to be ever increasing (factories, agriculture, railroads, etc.). The people requisitioned under the STO were housed in labor camps located on German soil. At the end of 1944, when France was almost entirely liberated by the Allies, about two million Frenchmen were still in Germany, most of them working more or less for the Reich. Among them, there were one million prisoners of war. A second category of 200,000 men was made up of former prisoners of war who had chosen the status of "free workers", subject to Nazi laws.
39-45 - Industry - Germany
Do like me! For the next generation for my family and for France