Forced Labour in the Daily Round 1938−1945

The permanent exhibition "Forced Labour in the Daily Round 1938-1945" presents the history of forced labour during National Socialism as an omnipresent mass phenomenon. It shows the everyday life of the men, women and children deported to work - in the camp, at work and in contact with Germans. It illustrates the extent to which the lives of forced laborers were shaped by the racist hierarchy of the Nazi regime.

This website gives you an insight into the themes, photographs and objects of the exhibition. This includes changing biographies of forced laborers as well as perpetrators, profiteers, spectators and helpers.


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Your Visit

the way to us

Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit
Barrack 2

Britzer Straße 5
12439 Berlin

Tel.: +49 (0)30 6390 288 0
E-Mail: schoeneweide(at)topographie.de

travel information

Opening Hours

Tue - Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Guidelines for your visit in the context of pandemic containment


Closure of the "Red Spaniards" exhibit from August 20 - 26, 2021.

Closure of the Documentation Center on August 24, 2021, beginning at 4 p.m.

Closing Days
24th und 31 Decembre

Admission is free.

Multilingual audio guides are available for free.
The exhibition is wheelchair accessible.



Our multimedia guides will guide you in German, English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian Russian, Polish, Turkish and Easy German through the permanent exhibitions, through the camp grounds and into the surrounding area.


For school classes and groups of 8 persons or more, we offer free guided tours of the permanent exhibition and the grounds, as well as various workshops, by appointment.

Education and guided tours: Eva Kuby
Tel.: +49 (0)30 6390 288 27

Guided Tours

Saturdays and Sundays, 3 pm: German

Sundays, 11 a.m.: English

free of charge, without registration


The accompanying volume documents essential contents of the permanent exhibition with many, partly unknown photographs, documents and objects on the history of Nazi forced labour. This also includes numerous biographies.

Available from us in the Documentation Centre,
in German, French and English,
15 Euro, 272 pages