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Hamburger, 1942. Social Research 9(4):495-509

A Peculiar Pattern of the Fifth Column - The Organization of the German Seamen
Ernest Hamburger

Social Research: An International Quarterly

Arien Mack, Editor

Volume 9, No. 4 (Winter 1942): 495-509

EXCERPT: In the general set-up of the National Socialist policy of tight control and totalitarian propaganda the pattern chosen for the vocational unit containing the 70,000 German seamen shows the most important deviations from the normal type of organization and political training of the working population. These deviations are to explained by two underlying intentions: to build up a control over the seamen more rigid than that established over any other section of the workers; and to prepare the seamen for a powerful fifth-column activity, in contact with the Germans living abroad. Much attention has been devoted to the Nazi-dominated organizations and the subversive activities of Germans residing in foreign countries. But the mobile units of the Germany fifth column, although one of its most dangerous instruments, have escaped any thorough investigation...
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