Orte der Erinnerung 1933-1945

Orte der Erinnerung 1933 - 1945

Gedenkstätten, Dokumentationszentren und Museen
zur Geschichte der nationalsozialistischen Diktatur
in Berlin und Brandenburg

Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Center

The last well-preserved former Nazi forced labour 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 camp was erected in the middle of a residential area at the end of 1943 by the »General Building Inspector for the Reich Capital« (GBI), under the direction of Albert Speer. The 3.3 hectare grounds contained 13 stone housing barracks and a central administration building.

Here were housed male and female civilian forced labourers from different countries, Italian Military internees as well as female concentration camp prisoners.

The Documentation Centre on Nazi Forced Labour 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. It is the best preserved of all the housing barracks. In addition to its many original building details, several of the barrack’s cellar walls bear inscriptions from Italian forced labourers.

Since May 2013 the new permanent exhibition »Forced Labour in the Daily Round  1938-1945« is telling about the history of Nazi Forced Labour as an everyday phenomenon. An Audioguide in different languages is guiding through the exhibition, the camp ground and the neighbourhood.

The Nazi Forced Labor Documentation Center, a department of the Topography of Terror Foundation, is continually offering public lectures and an educational program such as guided tours, workshops and Seminars.


Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit Berlin-Schöneweide (Berlin-Schöneweide Nazi Forced Labor Documentation Center)
Britzer Straße 5
12439 Berlin

Tel.: +49(0)30-63 90 28-80
Fax: +49(0)30-63 90 28-82 9

Email: schoeneweide(at)topographie.de
Internet: www.dz-ns-zwangsarbeit.de/en

The institution on google maps

S45, S46, S47, S8, S85, S9 to Schöneweide Station (about a ten minute walk)
Bus: 160, 167 (Britzer Straße station)

Opening Hours:
Tues-Sun 10-6pm

Free Entry

Tours, seminars and workshops for school classes and adults upon request
Free tour open to everyone every first Sunday a month at 3pm