France's Occupation Costs and the War in the East: The Contribution to the German War Economy, 1940–4

@article{Boldorf2012FrancesOC,
  title={France's Occupation Costs and the War in the East: The Contribution to the German War Economy, 1940–4},
  author={Marcel Boldorf and Jonas Scherner},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  year={2012},
  volume={47},
  pages={291 - 316}
}
This article analyses how Nazi Germany exploited France, which – from an economic point of view – was the most important occupied country during the Second World War. We can show that, in contrast to the conventional wisdom, there was no clear-cut caesura in Germany’s policy of exploiting occupied France – not in the extent of the exploitation in real terms or in the kind of policy toward occupation funds. Although the war in the East and preparations for the invasion made it necessary for… Expand
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