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WW2 German Arbeitsbuch - PHYSICIST in Military Service!


This is a nice example of a WW2 German Arbeitsbuch issued to a Physiker (Physicist). His name has been redacted, but enough detail remains to allow an astute researcher to possibly pick his name out from a roster of his graduating class.

Born 1911, received his diploma in 1936, worked from 1936-1942 at Siemens & Halske Elektrotechnishe Industry in Berlin-Siemensstadt. (Siemens employed slave labor from concentration camps during the war. By 1943, the Berlin-Siemensstadt Factory had been almost totally destroyed by Allied bombings.)

In fulfillment of his obligation to Military Service (Wehrdienst-Dienstverpflichtung), he became Head of Electrical Capacitor Laboratories at the VTT Vereinigte Telefon- & Telegrafen-Werke in Vienna, later working at Hydrawerk - Berlin from November 1, 1944 to May 1st. 1945. (HydraWerk was completely destroyed in 1945)

The Arbeitsbuch was a mandatory official personal document recording the employment status of an individual over time. It became essential in wartime and had to be constantly produced for police, who were on the lookout for vagrants, shirkers, deserters and spies. This particular example is in the less-encountered early style, produced prior to the nazified version with swastika designs on the cover and every page.

Some redundant pages or ones with no data entries are not pictured.

  • Model: WM-ARBEITSBUCH-002
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25lbs

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