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How to find us

Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit
Britzer Straße 5 | 12439 Berlin

S Schöneweide (8 min. by foot)
Bus 165 (Doku.-zentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit)

Information: schoeneweide(at)
Booking a group tour: bildung-sw(at)

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Opening Hours

Tue - Sun 10 am - 6 pm

Admission is free.

Please wear a mask during your visit (recommend).

Guidelines for your visit in the context of pandemic containment

Closing days
24 and 31 December

Next public guided tours

Sundays, 11 am in English
Saturdays and Sundays 3 pm in German

no registration, no fees

Guided Tours and Workshops

Guided tours and workshops are free of charge at the Documentation Centre. Guided tours are available in German, English, Polish, Russian, French, Italian and Serbo-Croatian. You can find out about our various offers in advance here.
For enquiries and bookings please contact:

Eva Kuby
Phone: +49 (0)30 6390 288 27


Opening hours:
Tue - Thu  10 am - 4 pm

Within the opening hours, use of the library is possible without prior appointment.

Please address your enquiries to:

Jonas Dämmig and Emre Uzuner
Phone: 030 6390 288 23
E-mail: bibliothek-sw(at)

Research requests

Please send research requests on persons or places to the Regional Archives, Arolsen Archives  or our staff according to the main focus as follows:

Italian military internees, Italian forced labourers
Daniela Geppert: geppert(at)

German Reich, occupied territories excluding Berlin
Dr. Kay Kufeke: kufeke(at)

Berlin and Poland
Roland Borchers: borchers(at)


Our multimedia guides will guide you in German, English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Turkish, Polish, Russian, Arabic, plainlanguage (German), German Sighn Language and Audio Discription through the permanent exhibitions, through the camp grounds and into the surrounding area.

If possible please bring your own headphones, due to hygienic reasons.


Donations for survivors of Nazi persecution in Ukraine

Special Exhibitions:

01 March - 7 August 2022 "...because the cabinet of the French is standing in our basement."

Permanent Exhibitions:

Forced Labour in the Daily Round 1938-1945 (de/en)
Between Two Stools. The History of Italian Military Internees 1943-1945 (de/en/it)

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The Documentation Centre




Exhibition, archive and learning location

An estimated 26 million people were abducted by the Nazi regime and exploited as forced labourers during the Second World War.

The Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Centre has the task of providing information on the history and dimensions of Nazi forced labour and making the fate of these men, women and children visible. The former accommodation barracks on the site of the only almost completely preserved forced labor camp from the Nazi era now serve as exhibition and event venues.

Visitors will also find an archive, a library, an international youth meeting place and numerous offers of historical-political educational work.

More about us  Latest Newsletter  Newsletter and Invitation Registration


Guided Tours

The documentation centre offers free guided tours through its exhibitions, as well as district tours, bike tours and workshops. School classes and groups of 8 or more are welcome to book an individual guided tour. Guided tours are available in German, English, Polish, Russian, French, Italian and Serbo-Croatian.

Tel: +49 30 6390 288 -27 or -21 | bildung-sw(at)


Workshops are currently held in German and English and can be booked individually for school classes and groups.

We will be happy to advise you on our offers.

Contact: Eva Kuby
Tel.: +49 30 6390 288 -27 or 21  | bildung-sw(at)


The library of the Nazi Forced Labor Documentation Center is a specialised academic library open to the public. The library's stock currently comprises approx. 4,400 media units and over 5,900 journal articles. We hold books in German, English, Italian, Polish, Russian, French and others. The library is a reference library. Copies are sent out within the framework of interlibrary loan.

Opening hours:
Tue - Thu  10 am - 4 pm
The library can be used without prior appointment during opening hours.

Please address your enquiries to:

Jonas Dämmig and Emre Uzuner
Phone: 030 6390 288 23
E-mail: bibliothek-sw(at)

library  online catalogue  research requests


Eyewitness Archive

The digital eyewitness archive

The contemporary witness archive is a digital collection of the Nazi Forced Labout Documentation Centre. It contains audiovisual interviews, letters, photographs and documents of former forced laborers. In their reports, the women and men describe their experiences during National Socialism in the German Reich, how the German population met them and how strongly everyday life was determined by Nazi racial ideology.
Documents and interviews are available in original language, a translation to German is available.

Online Archive