The Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Center

Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit Berlin

The last well-preserved former Nazi forced labor camp is located in Schöneweide. In the Second World War it served as one of the more than 3000 collective accommodations dispersed throughout the city for forced labourers. The Documentation Center on Nazi Forced Labor opened in the summer of 2006 on a part of historical grounds that once belonged to the camp and which are today protected as a monument. Since August 2010 the well preserved "Barrack 13" is open to the public during guided tours.

In May 2013 the new permanent exhibition "Forced Labour in the Daily Round 1938 - 1945"opened its doors.

A MultiMedia Guide is guiding you through the Permanent exhibition, the grounds of the former camp as well as around the neighborhood. It's available in German, English, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish and Russian.

The Nazi Forced Labor Documentation Center, a department of the Topography of Terror Foundation, is continually being developed as an educational site with an exhibition and archive.

Exhibitions and events

Barrack 13

Permanent exhibition

Barrack 13 was one of the first buildings of the camp, which were built after 1943 . Between 1944 and 1945 Italian military and civilian workers were housed there. Numerous inscriptions with names...

Forced Labour in the Daily Round 1939-1945

Permanent exhibition

The permanent exhibition presents the history of forced labour during the time of National Socialism as an omnipresent mass phenomenon. It shows the day-to-day lives of displaced men, women, and...

Educational programs

Living and Working Conditions of Forced Laborers under National Socialism


he tour of the grounds allows you to become acquainted with the history of the GBI-Camp 75/76. We describe the system of forced labour using this camp as an example. We explain the way men, women...


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