Boser, Ulrich
June 2003
U.S. News & World Report;6/30/2003, Vol. 134 Issue 23, p45
Discusses the construction of Germany's autobahn, where drivers can legally go as fast as they want. Construction in the 1930s as the world's first national freeway system, a salvation for the Germany economy, and a showpiece of the Nazi regime; Organization of the project by civil engineer Fritz Todt; Number of workers on the project; Speed at which the highway was completed; Use of prisoners of wars and Polish Jews for labor; Limited practical value of the autobahn when it was built.


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