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1943: Death and Resistance
 pg. 410 
Nazi propaganda recognized no boundaries when it rallied the German Volk behind the war effort. In addition to the ever-present radio speeches and parades, postage stamps carried the message of military glory. The battle scenes depicted in these stamps reinforced the link between the German nation and the war.
Photo: Philip Drell
Fritz Sauckel was Germany's plenipotentiary-general for labor mobilization from 1942 to 1945. As such, he secured slave laborers from the Soviet Union and other occupied territories and forcibly relocated more than five million people from their homes in occupied territories to Germany. Sauckel also bore responsibility for the extermination of tens of thousands of Jewish workers in Poland. Sauckel paid for his crimes with his life: He was hanged by the Allies on October 16, 1946.
Photo: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archive
Prisoners in Allach, a subcamp of Dachau in Germany, work in the Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) plane-engine factory. As the war progressed, camps provided an invaluable pool of labor for the German armaments industry. Private firms such as BMW could hire slave laborers at extremely low costs. In the 1990s business "arrangements" of this sort came back to haunt BMW and other still-extant German firms.
Photo: Bayerische Motoren Werke / United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archive
 January 1943: A Putsch planned by some German generals at Stalingrad, Russia, and intended to overthrow Hitler never comes off. Leading German opponents of Hitler and the Nazis--mostly conservative political opponents--conspire to overthrow Hitler's Reich. They feel that Hitler has overreached himself, and that the war has developed into a dangerous two-front endeavor. Despite their opposition to Hitler, his major German antagonists are antisemitic and still want the Jews to disappear. They conclude that the Jews are a "calamitous influence...on the nation," and that the Jews are "a danger to the German nation."
1943: Death and Resistance
 pg. 410 
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