Please note, the main language of all events is German - unless differently noted.

intercultural week

kostenfreie Führungen          free guided tour           (مجانی) راهنمایی

bezpłatne oprowadzania                  (مجاني) جولات

бесплатная экскурсия         visites guidées (gratuites)

Sunday, 22.9.
الأحد يوم
German with Arabic translation / العربية

Tuesday, 24.9.
سه شنبه

German with translation in Farsi / فارسی

Wednesday, 25.9.

Polish / w języku polskim

Thursday, 26.9.

French / en français

Fryday, 27.9.

Russian / по-русски

Saturday, 28.9.

German with translation in Farsi / فارسی

Sunday, 29.9.
الأحد يوم

German with translation in Arabic/ العربية


Berlin premiere: The chronicler

14  Oktober | 7 p.m. | Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg

"The Chronicler" is the local historian Wilhelm Waibel. In the 1960s, he came across 1,500 personnel files of Nazi forced laborers at his former employer. At a time when West Germany was still silent about the Nazi era, Waibel began to prepare for forced labor. At the end of the 1980s, he succeeded in making contact with some of the former forced laborers.

The documentary film depicts the resistance that Waibel encountered in Germany. At the same time he asks about the responsibility of the German economy and lets some of the last living contemporary witnesses from Eastern Europe have their say.

Andreas Schulze, Head of Office of the State Representation of Baden-Württemberg
Dr. Christine Glauning, Head of the Documentation Centre NS Forced Labor

Conversation following the screening:
Wilhelm Waibel, protagonist
Marcus Welsch, director

Dr. Kay Hoffmann, House of Documentary Films

A joint event of the Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Centre and the Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg.

Registration required: veranstaltung-sw(at) or 030 / 63 90 288-0

Venue: Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the Federal Government | Tiergartenstr. 15 | 10785 Berlin

Invitation (German)

Photography workshop with Mark Mühlhaus

25. - 27. Oktober 2019

NS Forced Labor | Learn to Take Photographs, Understand History, Tell with Pictures

The workshop offers the opportunity to learn how to use a digital SLR camera on the basis of traces of Nazi forced labour.

The area of the Documentation Centre for NS Forced Labor as well as the urban surroundings are the focus of the photographic search for traces. In this special place, the participants practice the design of pictures and the search for their own motifs. The aim is to develop a photographic history of their own by discussing the content.

The photographer Mark Mühlhaus of attenzione photographers ( has dealt intensively with the subject of Nazi commemorative politics. He has published his results in the illustrated book "Begegnungen" (2005) and the photo exhibition "Im Schatten von Auschwitz" (2017/2018).

Seminar times:
Friday, 25 October 2019, 13-18 hrs
Saturday, 26 October 2019, 10-18 hrs
Sunday, 27 October 2019, 10-16 Clock

The workshop is limited to 12 persons, minimum age 18 years. The cameras will be provided free of charge on request.

Participation fee: 45 € / for students 30 € (including drinks and vegetarian lunch)
Arrival and accommodation are to be organised by the participants themselves. Registration until 18 October 2019: bildung-sw(at)


Symposium: "Verbotener Umgang" On the history of the meaning of a Nazi criminal offence

15. -16. November | Gedenkstätte SS-Sonderlager/KZ Hinzert

During the Second World War, around ten million so-called foreign national workers - prisoners of war and civilian workers - were deployed in the Reich for economic reasons. This posed a challenge for the National Socialist state in terms of race and security policy. The National Socialist programme was based on the goal of a "homogeneous national community", and the anti-Semitic racial policy of defining, marking, excluding and ultimately murdering the Jewish part of the German population aimed at a "Jew-free Reich". With the imprisonment and deportation of a large number of prisoners of war and civilian forced laborers who were defined as "foreign peoples" and almost deprived of their rights during the course of the war, the problem of homosexuality arose again. For this reason, the social relations between Germans and foreign workers were severely regulated; sexual contacts in particular were punished. At the same time, however, the deployment of foreign workers was part of National Socialist economic policy under wartime conditions.

The criminalisation of the social intercourse of Germans and "foreign peoples", the "forbidden intercourse", is thus an expression of a racist and gender-specific ideology of inequality and thus important for research on definitions of belonging, social and political exclusion mechanisms and integration processes in a longer historical perspective.

In the various lectures, the historical developments are not only presented from the beginning of the war, but are contextualized with their pre- and post-war history.

program (German)