RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 55947908 LA English T1 Soldiers of labor : labor service in Nazi Germany and New Deal America, 1933-1945 A1 Patel, Kiran Klaus., PB German Historical Institute ; Cambridge University Press PP Washington, D.C.; Cambridge; New York YR 2005 SN 0521834163 9780521834162 AB "The main subject of the book is the Reich Labor Service (Reichsarbeitsdienst), a public works project that provided work and education for young men. Here, the organizational setup, the educational dimension, and its practical work are extensively examined. Originally, the institution was an instrument in the fight against unemployment at the end of the Weimar Republic. After 1933, it became a Nazi propaganda tool that ultimately became involved in the Nazi war of extermination. This study examines the similarities and differences, mutual perceptions, and transfers between the Reich Labor Service and its New Deal equivalent, the Civilian Conservation Corps. [The author] uncovers stunning similarities between the two organizations, as well as President Roosevelt's personal irritation with the Nazi equivalent of his pet agency, the CCC"--Dust jacket.