Mark Stoneman

Independent Historian / Freelance Editor and Translator

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Female employees of the German munitions factory WASAG in their work clothes, 1916. The one on the right seems to have been “conscripted” (zwangsverpflichtet), though it is unclear on what basis. She was also apparently highly skilled insofar as she was a production manager (Produktionsleiterin) of some kind.

Source: Haus der Geschichte Wittenberg, “Arbeiterinnen der WASAG Reinsdorf.”

Photograph of three women standing together. Their pose seems to indicate a kind of workers' or friends' solidarity.