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Life Story Interviews in Museums
Interviews from the archive "Forced Labor 1939-1945. Memory and History" are used in various exhibitions in museums and memorial sites.
Surviving forced laborers have been given a chance to speak, not only in education and research, but increasingly also in historical museums and exhibitions where excerpts from the video and audio interviews facilitate the visitors' personal approach to the history of forced labor.
Exhibition "Order and Annihilation – The Police and the Nazi Regime": Interview excerpts on Nazi forced labor. More»
Source: CeDiS / FUB
German Historical Museum
Multimedia Station "Forced Labor 1939-1945. Memory and History" in the permanent exhibition of the German Historical Museum (since 2009). More»
Source: Archive "Forced Labor 1939-1945"
Commemoration Hall Oberhausen
Interview excerpts at the permanent exhibition of the Gedenkhalle Oberhausen, with a special focus on forced labor in the time of National Socialism in Oberhausen (since 2010). More» (in German)
Source: Gedenkhalle Oberhausen
Traveling exhibition "Forced Labor. The Germans, the Forced Laborers and the War" at the Jewish Museum Berlin (2010-2011), the Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War in Moscow (2011), the Industrial Museum Zeche Zollern in Dortmund (2012) and the Royal Palace in Warsaw (2013). More»
Source: CeDiS / FUB
Other Museums and Exhibitions
Other exhibitions have also used materials from the interview archive “Forced Labor 1939-1945"
"Städtedreieck unterm Hakenkreuz. NS-Zwangsarbeit im ländlichen Raum" (Three-City-Triangle under the Swastika. Nazi Forced Labor in Rural Areas) at the “Hüttenschänke” in Maxhütte-Haidhof (2010). More» (in German)
- "Deutsche und Polen - 1. 9. 39 - Abgründe und Hoffnungen" (Germans and Poles – 1. 9. 39 – Despair and Hope) at the German Historical Museum (2009). More»
- “Im Totaleinsatz. Zwangsarbeit der tschechischen Bevölkerung für das Dritte Reich" (In Totaleinsatz. Forced Labor of the Czech People for the Third Reich) at the Documentation Center of Nazi Forced Labor in Berlin Schöneweide (2008-2009). More» (in German)
This spring - 80 years after the handover of power to the Nazis and 67 years after the liberation - new projects of rememberance in Berlin offer information also on the history of forced labor.
From January 9 until March 8, 2013, the international exhibition "Forced Labor. The Germans, the Forced Laborers and the war" is on display in the Royal Palace of Warsaw.
On November 4, 2012, our interview partner Claudio Sommaruga died at the age of 92.