Plan your visit

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 10am - 6pm

Admission is free.

Special opening days
Easter Monday and Whit Monday

Closing days
24 and 31 December

Next public guided tours

Public tours in German every first and third Sunday a month at 3 pm.

Admission is free.

Multimedia-Guides

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

Service

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

Tel.: +49 (0)30 6390 288 0
Fax.: +49 (0)30 6390 288 29
schoeneweide(at)topographie.de

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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Education

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.

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

Workshops

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 person: Eva Kuby
Tel.: +49 30 6390 288 -27 or 21  | kuby(at)topographie.de


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


library

Due to the Federal Memorial Conference, the library will unfortunately be closed to visitors from 12 to 14 November. Please contact us by telephone or e-mail.

Opening hours:

Tue 10 - 13, Thu 10-13 and 14-17, Fr 14 - 17 and by appointment.

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 23
Email: bibliothek-sw(at)topographie.de

OPAC

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.

library        OPAC catalogue        research requests