Britzer Straße 5 | 12439 Berlin
S Schöneweide (8 min. by foot)
Bus 165 (Doku.-zentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit)
Booking a group tour: bildung-sw(at)topographie.de
Tue - Sun 10 am - 6 pm
Admission is free.
Please wear a mask during your visit (recommend).
Special Opening Days: Easter and Whit Monday
24 and 31 December
Sundays, 11 am in English
Saturdays and Sundays 3 pm in German
no registration, no fees
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:
Phone: +49 (0)30 6390 288 27
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)topographie.de
German Reich, occupied territories excluding Berlin
Iris Hax: hax(at)topographie.de
Berlin and Poland
Roland Borchers: borchers(at)topographie.de
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
Luise. Archaeology of an injustice | Photo exhibition by Stefan Weger (de/en)
The Forced Labour of Zofia and Rolland. Copper engraving collages (de)
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.
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)topographie.de
Since November 2015, the International Youth Meeting Centre has been offering the opportunity for students and young adults to engage intensively with the topic of Nazi forced labour with exciting and varied formats. Our educational programmes, which last several days, usually take place with international cooperation partners and are planned individually.
Contact: Tanja Vaitulevich
Tel.: +49 30 6390 288 16 | vaitulevich(at)topographie.de
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.
For library use and research enquiries, please contact Jonas Dämmig at bibliothek-sw(at)topographie.de or 030 6390 288 23. For staffing reasons we currently have limited opening hours.
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.