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How to find us

Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit
Britzer Straße 5 | 12439 Berlin

S Schöneweide (8 min. by foot)
Bus 160, 165 (Doku.-zentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit)

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Opening Hours

Tue - Sun 10 am - 6 pm

Admission is free.

Guidelines for your visit in the context of pandemic containment


Closing days
24 and 31 December

Next public guided tours

Saturdays and Sundays 3 pm in German

no registration, no fees

The 2G (vaccinated or recovered) rule applies. Please present your proof to our staff. Also, please don't forget your FFP2 Mask for your visit.



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.


Guided tours, library, archive, workshops and international youth meetings.

Tel.: +49 (0)30 6390 288 21
Fax.: +49 (0)30 6390 288 29


#МыМемориал: Places of remembrance and memorial sites show solidarity with "Memorial"

From Monday, 15 November 2021, the 2G rule applies to visits to the Documentation Centre. Either a valid vaccination certificate or convalescent certificate in digital form must be presented as proof. Wearing a medical or FFP2 mask in our exhibitions is mandatory.


Forced Labour in the Daily Round 1938-1945 (de/en)

Between Two Stools. The History of Italian Military Internees 1943-1945 (de/en/it)

Rotspanier. Spanish forced labourers during the Second World War (de/fr/es)

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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.

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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  | kuby(at)

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


Our library is currently not staffed and can only be visited in exceptional cases for the time being. Nevertheless, we will try to help you at the email address below.

The library of the Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Centre is a special scientific library open to the public after prior notification. The library's holdings currently comprise approx. 4,400 media units and over 5,900 journal articles. The library is a reference library. Copies are sent within the framework of interlibrary loan.

Address: Britzer Str. 5, 12439 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 6390 288 0


The collection is accessible via a systematic freehand list and can be researched via our online catalogue. We hold books in German, English, Italian, Polish, Russian, French and other languages.

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