Transport: Ships Through Joy

When Adolf Hitler descended on German trade unions in 1933, jailed their Lewises, Greens and Homer Martins, he lumped them together, willy-nilly, in the government-controlled Labor Front. Over it he placed 48-year-old Robert Ley (pronounced Lie), party henchman and passionate organizer. Dr. Ley did not at once promise his charges more wages, or fewer hours of work, but he did promise job security, no pay cuts and the Kraft durch Freude (Strength Through Joy) Society. Strength Through Joy provides sports, inexpensive cinema, theatre, military band concerts, exhibitions, holiday trips on its four ocean...

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