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Forced Labor in the Former East Germany

Two years ago, the fate of prisoners forced to work for firms in the former East Germany made headlines. Now a new investigation has revealed that about 1,200 prisoners were forced to work for the East German railway company between 1951 and 1989. The present-day Deutsche Bahn national railway has promised to shed light on this dark chapter of history.

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