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The inland legitimacy obligation is a restrictive edition of the Prussian government particularly for Polish migratory workers made of Austria and Russia, in order to prevent the seasonal workers from longer retention times restrictively.


In the course of the east west migration the East German agriculture needed urgently foreign workers because of the drift of the In order to protect itself against an alleged Polonisierung, the Prussian government issued 1909 apart from other restrictive measures the inland legitimacy obligation. The South German partial states followed in this regard not the rigiden Prussian policy on foreigners defiance of the substantial editions did not place Russian and Austrian Poland in the year of 1910 two thirds of the 1.2 million worker from the foreign country in the Kingdom of at that time Prussia.

Authentication maps

Along the east border 141 branches of the agricultural labourer central office controlled entry traffic. Only seasonal workers with firm work contract and employer found inlet. The proofs entitled to the chargeable acquisition of an authentication map as residence titles on the territory of the German Reich. The maps were coloured sorted, - Dutchmen and Belgians received blue, Poland red and Ruthenen yellow immigration certificates.


The notes registered data to employee and employer. To change the employee required of the agreement of the employer around the job. Otherwise the immediate deportation threatened because of "eagerness for work lacking" or "contract break". If a Polish worker could not prove itself, immediately the classification took place because of illegitimate stay and/or obvious suspicion on contract break. Systemimmante discrimination in particular the Polish migratory workers permitted free hand to the employers to exploit the employees. Like that it was common to retain a part of the agreed upon wages as bail and to provoke the employee later by inhumane treatment, until this of the breach of contract could be found. The police pushed again the employee away, which was successfully bounced around its wages.


Weimar Republic

Friedrich Heinrich Karl Syrup, Minister in the cabinet Schleicher issues in view of very high unemployment in Germany the regulation to 1933 over foreign employees. The state labour offices led the inland legitimacy obligation and give "job cards" and supervise the course-traveled (Marks of Terkessidis, 2000).

Federal Republic of Germany

The procedure introduced to the 1950er years again in the context of the recruitment of immigrant workers. (Marks of Terkessidis, 2000).


  • DHM - German historical museum Berlin, "Zuwanderungsland Germany - migrations 1500 - 2005", exhibition
  • Mark of Terkessidis, "Migranten", EH, 2000

See also

  • Polnischsprachige culture in Germany
  • Russischsprachige culture in Germany

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