Publications

Publications can be purchased from us on site. If you do not have the possibility, you can also order the available publications on invoice plus shipping. For this purpose, please contact our library at bibliothek-sw(at)topographie.de.

Exclusion. Archaeology of the Nazi Internment Camps

Combs, spoons and barbed wire–archaeological finds like these tell us about life in the Nazi internment camps. Between 1933 and 1945 the camps in which people were imprisoned or housed against their will were an important instrument used by the Nazi regime, with concentration camps, satellite concentration camps, camps for civilian forced labourers and prisoner-of-war camps all fulfilling various different functions in the system of the internment camps.

Since the 1990s archaeological excavations have been conducted at the sites of former camps in Berlin and Bran denburg and large quantities of finds have been recovered. The exhibition Exclusion: Archaeology of the Nazi Internment Camps is now displaying many of these objects for the first time.

More than 300 exhibits in seven chapters provide us with an insight into the complex system of the internment camps and into their archaeological legacy, as well as into the work being done by Contemporary Archaeology.

Available in German and English.

1st edition, € 24,00 ISBN 978-3-89809-178-7

Forced Labour in the daily Round

Accompanying volume to the permanent exhibition

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 and its aftermath. This also includes numerous biographies of forced labourers as well as German perpetrators, profiteers, spectators and helpers.  

Available in German, English or French.

2nd edition, € 15,00 ISBN 978-3-941772-32-8

Between two Stools. The Story of the Italian Military Internees 1943-1945

Accompanying volume to the exhibition

The accompanying volume documents the permanent exhibition on the history of forced labour of the Italian military internees from 1943 onwards. With numerous illustrations, biographies and essays, it also presents the current state of research.

1st edition 2016, German/Italian, € 10,-

2nd extended edition 2017, German/Italian, € 15,- ISBN 978-3-941772-26-7

1st edition 2017 German/English € 15,- ISBN 978-3-941772-35-9

Batteries for the Wehrmacht. Forced Labour at Pertrix 1939-1945

Accompanying volume to the special exhibition

The accompanying volume uses numerous illustrations of objects, documents and historical photographs to document the main contents of the exhibition - including the biographies of ten forced laborers and four German actors. Introductory essays provide additional insight into the current state of research.

1st edition 2015 German/English, € 5,- ISBN 978-3-941772-21-2