A list of 2,500 German companies (that employed slave labour) and slave labour camps in the Nazi Camp System
Based on the 1990 book "Das nationalsozialistische Lagersystem" compiled from ITS records by historian Ursula Krause-Schmitt from the Deutscher Widerstand study group and Anne Kaiser
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"Shortly after the end of the Second World War, the International Tracing Service (ITS) - a service based in Arolsen near Kassel and set up on the initiative of the Allied authorities—compiled a list of National Socialist camps and detention centres in Germany and German-occupied territories. The three-volume document, totalling more than 700 pages, was produced between 1949 and 1951 and is still the most comprehensive list to date of the camps operated under the Nazi regime.
Supplementary lists were in fact compiled in 1964 and 1969 as a result of new findings; however these no longer comprised every type of camp created by the Nazis. Notable omissions from these lists are the POW camps and camps for the so-called Zivilarbeiter (public servants) who were deported to be used as forced labour. The reason for these omissions can be easily explained in that the new lists were commissioned by the German Ministry of Finance with the objective of providing the framework for compensation legislation (i.e. to artificially reduce the number of compensation claims—ed.) . Because of the revised or, to be more accurate, reduced nature of these lists, the negotiations they gave rise to failed to take into consideration not only a large number of locations subject to the Nazi terror but also a large amount of documentary evidence about these locations— in particular, the names of those companies who availed themselves of the labour force from the camps and detention centres in question."