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Turkish Guest Workers in Germany

Hidden Lives and Contested Borders, 1960s to 1980s

Turkish Guest Workers in Germany tells the post-war story of Turkish "guest workers," whom West German employers recruited to fill their depleted ranks.

Author Information

MillerJennifer A.:

Jennifer A. Miller is an associate professor in the Department of Historical Studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.


Esra Özyürek, Associate Professor, European Institute, London School of Economics:

"Turkish Guest Workers in Germany is captivating! Jennifer Miller provides a totally unknown dimension to a much assumed story of Turkish migration to Germany."

Quinn Slobodian, Department of History, Wellesley College:

"Jennifer Miller’s Turkish Guest Workers is assiduously researched, passionately written and filled with enlightening material for scholars of migration, labor, Turkey, and postwar Germany."

Audience: College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;