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Trade Union Centre for German Workers

In the early years of the war, the International Federation of Trade Unions established centres in Britain for refugee trade unionists from Belgium, France, Austria, Germany and Czechoslovakia. The Centre for German Workers was organised by Hans Gottfurcht, a German trade union official arrested in 1937 for high treason but released, who then emigrated to England. After the war, he worked as liaison officer for the TUC in British-occupied Germany and later as assistant general secretary of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions.

This annual report for 1943 shows 674 workers attached to the Centre and local groups operating in Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Llangollen and Manchester.

Title Trade Union Centre for German Workers, 1943
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Production Date 1943
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Holding Institution TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University
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