The Materiality of Forced Labor: An Archaeological Exploration of Punishment in Nazi Germany

@article{Starzmann2015TheMO,
  title={The Materiality of Forced Labor: An Archaeological Exploration of Punishment in Nazi Germany},
  author={Maria Theresia Starzmann},
  journal={International Journal of Historical Archaeology},
  year={2015},
  volume={19},
  pages={647-663}
}
  • M. Starzmann
  • Published 25 June 2015
  • History
  • International Journal of Historical Archaeology
In capitalist contexts, penalty seeks to turn citizens into “productive” members of society. This is particularly visible in political systems that rely on forced labor, where the painful logic of punishment merges political subjugation with economic exploitation. Recent archaeological research on a former Nazi forced labor camp at Tempelhof airfield in Berlin underscores how an increasing reliance on unfree labor in the manufacture of German military aircrafts during the Second World War went… 
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