An Interview Archive for Education and Research


"Forced Labor 1939-1945" commemorates the more than twenty million people who were forced to work for Nazi Germany. Nearly 600 former forced laborers from 26 countries tell their life stories in detailed audio and video interviews.

On this website you can find background information, short films, expert talks and educational programs about Forced Labor and Oral History.

After registering in the online archive, you can search and listen to the complete interviews, coming with transcripts, German translations, photos, and further material. The interviews are available in 25 languages and accessible through "Zwangsarbeit 1939-1945" (German), "Принудительный труд 1939-1945" (Russian) and "Nucená práce 1939-1945" (Czech).


A cooperation of the Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future" with the Freie Universität Berlin and the German Historical Museum
Logo: Stiftung „Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft“