As of 1938 the employment office on Fontanepromenade organised the work deployment in segregated groups of around 20,000 Berlin Jews in in the capital’s factories. For these “Rüstungsjuden”, forced labour meant a temporary suspension of deportation.
More than 3,000 Jews worked at Siemens alone. Factory management made practical experience with the racial separation of workers desired by the regime but rather cumbersome for the labour process.
More on forced labour of Berlin Jews in the tour “Victims and Perpetrators”, stop 4