Because they mostly were not allowed in air raid shelters, forced labourers sought refuge in S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations. Many were forbidden to ride the S-Bahn, while other rode long distances to work. On these rides, they experienced German civilians behaving in different ways.
A Sort of Underworld
“Led to Work by a German Shepherd”: Testimony of Michael Kodasch, 1997, Collection of the Berliner Geschichtswerkstatt