Hitler's wage slaves

A Bonn court is to decide today whether 21 elderly Jewish women should be paid for working as part of Adolf Hitler's vast army of Second World War slaves.

The ruling could open the gates to a flood of claims by some of the 12 million slaves that Hitler's armaments minister, Albert Speer, put to work across Nazi-occupied Europe, lawyers said.

About 1.5 million former slave labourers under the Nazi regime still live in eastern Europe. Reuters