15 October 2020 - end of August 2021
The exhibition "Postscriptum - 'Ostarbeiter' im Deutschen Reich" by the Memorial Society commemorates the Soviet women, men and children who were forced to do forced labour for the Nazi regime during the Second World War.
The National Socialists deported around 8.4 million civilians to the German Reich for forced labour. The approximately 3 million people from the Soviet Union - the "Ostarbeiter" - formed the largest group among them. The German war economy was urgently dependent on these workers. At the same time, the Nazi security authorities insisted on consistently excluding the Slavic forced labourers from German society. Marked with the badge "OST" they were exposed to extremely poor working and living conditions.
24 hours at the fence Köllnische Straße