Forced Labor during WW2 #hungary


Alex Magocsi
 

I am attempting to put more details to information received via the Arolsen Archives.
The purpose is to assist a cousin in understanding his Hungarian Father's history as a forced laborer.

One of the documents received calls out his transfer in April 1941 to "Ungvar, Arbeitskomp. 108/58" and then goes on to show where he â??served"
Since I assume that â??Arbeitskompâ?? means Arbeitskompanie, which translates roughly to Work Regiment, I also assume that
Uncle Alex was in Regiment 108/58.

Knowing that the Nazis kept prodigious details, I assume that there is information regarding specific forced work regiments.
Unfortunately I have yet to locate anything online that helps me further.

Can anyone provide some direction regarding details, German or English, about this topic. Online?, Books?, University Thesis?, etc.

Thank you

Alex Magocsi
Researching: Magocsi, Grosz, Greif


HungarianRoots
 

Alex,

These are unit numbers of the labor companies (unarmed units) of the Hungar=
ian Armed Forces and as such, they have nothing to do with the Germans or I=
TS. Their records can be found, in fragments at the Hungarian Military Hist=
ory Institute and Museum in Budapest. However, most of the actual records h=
ave been scrapped/intentionally destroyed in 1945.

Regards,

Karesz Vandor
genealogist/historian/private tour guide

Hungarian Roots
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I am attempting to put more details to information received via the Arolsen=
Archives.
The purpose is to assist a cousin in understanding his Hungarian Father's h=
istory as a forced laborer.

One of the documents received calls out his transfer in April 1941 to "Ungv=
ar, Arbeitskomp. 108/58" and then goes on to show where he ??served"
Since I assume that ??Arbeitskomp ?? means Arbeitskompanie, which translat=
es roughly to Work Regiment, I also assume that Uncle Alex was in Regiment =
108/58.

Knowing that the Nazis kept prodigious details, I assume that there is info=
rmation regarding specific forced work regiments.
Unfortunately I have yet to locate anything online that helps me further.

Can anyone provide some direction regarding details, German or English, abo=
ut this topic. Online?, Books?, University Thesis?, etc.

Thank you

Alex Magocsi
Researching: Magocsi, Grosz, Greif