Jul 18, 2022
In General Discussions
There are many Vietnamese restaurants and Asian supermarkets opened by Vietnamese on the streets of Germany, which shows the number of Vietnamese immigrants. In addition to the above-mentioned boat people, these Vietnamese also have an important ethnic group: migrant workers. During World War II, Germany endured an all-out war that was extremely exhausting. The combined death toll banner design of soldiers and civilians was close to about 6.35 million, not counting the wounded. After the war, Germany, which was razed to the ground, urgently needed a large number of labors to invest in reconstruction, but lacked enough laborers to invest in construction. At that time, German women also took up hammers and hoes and devoted themselves to heavy physical work. Recruiting foreign workers was also a natural decision. At that time, West Germany recruited migrant workers from countries with poor economic conditions such as Turkey and southern Europe, Italy, Spain, Greece, etc., while East Germany faced a more serious labor shortage because a large number of young people voted with their feet in the early stage of the split between the two countries after the war. , going to West Germany, has affected the foundation of East Germany's economic stability. The setting of the Berlin Wall originated from the need to stop this massive labor loss. In the case of urgent need for young workers, East Germany, due to its political ideology and economic conditions, did not easily recruit migrant workers in Europe, so it mainly recruited its socialist allies, including Eastern Europe, South Korea, and Vietnam at that time. In particular, labor from Vietnam filled the labor needs of East German industry.