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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.

Police Exhibition

The exhibition at the German Historical Museum addresses the role of the German police in the organization of National Socialist forced labor, including a media station with interview excerpts from the online archive "Forced Labor 1939-1945".

German Historical Museum

The multimedia station "Forced Labor 1939-1945" of the German Historical Museum provides its visitors with an introduction to this chapter of German history with a selection of interviews.

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).

Traveling Exhibition

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).


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)