Programs and Activities

The interview archive is presented and discussed at seminars, conferences or in school projects. The technology and content of the archive are continually being developed. A list of key events and activities can be found on this website. If you are interested in regular updates about the projects and related events, please sign up for our newsletter.

2018

 
October 8-10, 2018 Lecture at the CLARIN Annual Conference 2018 in Pisa. more»
September 19-21, 2018 CLARIN-Workshop "Oral History: Users and their scholarly pracitices in a multidisciplinary world" in München. more»
September 17-18, 2018 Lecture at the 10th Mauthausen Dialogue Forum on "Holocaust in Film and New Media'' at the Mauthausen Memorial. more»
September 3-14, 2018 EHRI-Fellowship am King's College London und Workshop "Jewish Heritage Records and Digital Humanities"
July 18-21, 2018 Lecture at the conference "IOHA 2018 Memory & Narration. The XX International Oral History Association Conference" in Jyväskylä. more»
June 26, 2018 Conferment of the Berlin Digital Humanities Prize 2018 at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. more»
 June 11, 2018 Training of student teachers as part of the seminar "Media in the 20th/21st Century" at the Humboldt University in Berlin. more»
May 8-9, 2018 Lectures at the conference "Forced Labor during Word War II - Effects and Remembrance" in Szczecin. more»
April 13, 2018 Teacher's training on the online application "Learning with Interviews: Forced Labor 1939-1945" in Ludwigsfelde. more»
March 20-22, 2018 Lecture at the workshop "Digital Learning at school and extracurricular education" in Prague more»
March 14, 2018 Teacher's training on the online application "Learning with Interviews: Forced Labor 1939-1945" in Ludwigsfelde. more»
March 11-12, 2018 Lectures on the Russian learning platform "Обучение на основе интервью" at an event for disseminators at the German Historical Institute in Moscow. more»
March 7, 2018 Teacher's training on the online application "Learning with Interviews: Forced Labor 1939-1945" at the Freie Universität Berlin. more»
February 27, 2018 Lecture at the event "Helena Bohle-Szacki. From Białystok to Berlin" at the Foundation Topography of Terror. more»
January 31, 2018 Anita Lasker-Wallfisch gives a speech at the German Bundestag. more»
January 15-16, 2018 6th meeting of the network Oral History at the Freie Universität Berlin. more»

2017

 

December 3, 2017

"Insegnare con le video interviste. L‘ambiente didattico online sul lavoro coatto 1939-1945". Lecture at the 3rd Italian seminar for teachers "Rethinking and Teaching the History of Nazism" in Berlin.

December 1, 2017

Freie Universität Berlin grants access to the Fortunoff Archive. more»

November 16, 2017

Teacher's training on the online application "Learning with Interviews: Forced Labor 1939-1945" in Munich. more»

November 13-15, 2017

Teacher's training on the online application "Learning with Interviews: Forced Labor 1939-1945" in Dillingen. more»

November 6, 2017

Teacher's training on the online application "Learning with Interviews: Forced Labor 1939-1945" in Mainz. more»

November 5-8, 2017

Lecture at the conference "Biographical Data in an Digital World" in Linz. more»

September 26, 2017

Teacher's training on the online application "Learning with Interviews: Forced Labor 1939-1945" in Berlin. more»

September 15, 2017

Workshop on the online learning platform "Learning with Interviews: Forced Labor 1939-1945" at a conference for teachers and disseminators in Hamburg. more»

August 24, 2017

Workshop "The Russian learning platform Обучение на основе интервью/ Learning with Interviews. Forced Labor 1939-1945 : First experiences and perspectives". more»

June 29-30, 2017

Lecture at the workshop "Data Sharing, Holocaust Documentation, Digital Humanities Best Practices, Case Studies, Benefits" in Venice. more»

June 23-24, 2017

Lecture at the conference "Digital Humanities and Biographical Research" at the FernUniversität Hagen. more»

March 07, 2017

Meeting of the advidory board on the Russian version of the online learning platform at the Freie Universität Berlin. more»

February 15, 2017

Teacher's training on the online application "Learning with Interviews: Forced Labor 1939-1945" in Duisburg. more»

January 23-27, 2017

Second Workshop on the Russian language version of the online application "Learning with Interviews. Forced Labor 1939-1945" at the Regional Center for Oral History of the Institute for High Technologies in Voronezh. more»

January 9-11, 2017

Lectures at the workshop "Video Testimonies of Victims of National Socialism" organised by erinnern.at in Vienna. more»

2016

 
 December 6-8, 2016

Lecture on the 2. International Oral History Conference of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem titled "What compensation is that? The Online-Archive Forced Labor. Memory and History in the light of the Forced Labor Compensation".

 December 2, 2016 Meeting with the educational department of the Mauthausen Memorial on the topic "Preparing and following up memorial visits with video interviews".
 December 1, 2016 Teacher's training on the online application "Learning with Interviews: Forced Labor 1939-1945" in Steyr

November 8-9, 2016

Exchange with the KARTA Center Foundation on the plans for a Polish language version of a online application with interviews from the archive "Forced Labor 1939-1945" (Poland).

October 9, 2016

Presentation of archive "Forced Labor 1939-1945" as well as the online application "Learning with Interviews" and its planned Russian version at the conference on German-Russian student exchange in Berlin.

July 24-30, 2016

VIII. Summer School of the Multimedia Archives at Freie Universität Berlin: Überlebende als Zeug(-inn)en in NS-Prozessen. Die Wahrnehmung der juristischen Strafverfolgung von NS-Verbrechen in Oral History-Quellen.

July 11-16, 2016 Presentation "The Online Archive 'Forced Labor 1939-1945. Memory and History'" at the international conference: Digital Humanities 2016 in Cracow (Poland). more»

June 28, 2016

Presentation of the study "Die Lehre über den Holocaust an deutschen Hochschulen".

 June 27, 2016

Presentation of the web app "Learning with Interviews" and "Ansichts-Karten von Gestern nach Morgen" at a school in Berlin. more»

June 1-2, 2016

Board meeting and workshop about the Russian learning platform on Nazi Forced Labor in Moscow/Woronezh.

May 19, 2016

"Zwangsarbeit in Europa, Österreich und Steyr". Presentation within the International Traveling Exhibition on Forced Labor in Steyr (Austria).

May 4, 2016

Presentation of the digital teaching platform "NUCENÁ PRÁCE 1939–1945. Příběhy pamětníků ve výuce" in the Goethe-Institut Prague, Czech Republic.

April 25, 2016

"Interview-Archive zum Nationalsozialismus als Korpora der gesprochenen Sprache". Guest presentation at the Institute of Romanic Philology, Freie Universität Berlin

April 18-19, 2016

Presentation of interview archives at CLARIN-PLUS Workshop "Exploring Spoken Word Data in Oral History Archives" in Oxford (Great Britain). more»

April 6, 2016

"Ansichtskarten von Gestern nach Morgen". Theater performance with oral history interviews about Shoah und Forced Labor in Berlin. more»

April 1, 2016

Presentation of the Online Archive at the European Social Science History Conference 2016 (ESSHC) in Valencia (Spain). more»

March 14-16, 2016

Presentation "Testimonies in Digital Environments" at the international conference "Bearing Witness More Than Once. How Institutions, Media and Time Shape Shoah Survivors’ Testimonies" in Berlin. more»

March 9-11, 2016

Conference "Divided Memory? Remembering Nazi Forced Labour in Twenty-First-Century Europe" in the "Museum der Arbeit" in Hamburg. more»

February 29, 2016

International Workshop "Lernen mit Interviews" at the Freie Universität Berlin.

February 9, 2016

Presentation of the Online Archive "Forced Labor 1939-1945" in the German-Russian House in Moscow. more»

February 8/9, 2016

Presentation "Zeitzeugen-Archive" at the conference "Digitale Geschichtswissenschaft" at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Berlin.

January 27, 2016

Youth Encounter of German Bundestag; Presentation "Forced Labor was Everywhere" on January 24, 2016 in Berlin. more»

2015

 
December 4/5, 2015 Seminar "Digitale Wege gehen" in Bergen Belsen Memorial.
December 3, 2015 Presentation at Workshop "Oral History meets Linguistics" in Freiburg. more»
November 23, 2015 Presentation at "Public History" MA course in Berlin.
November 14, 2015 Presentation at Landeszentrale für politische Bildung in Koblenz.
October 29, 2015

Project presentation at the 12th "DH-Rundgang" of the Interdisciplinary Research Association for Digital Humanities in Berlin (if|DH|b).

July 8, 2015

Lecture at Seminar "Epistemologie der Zeugenschaft" in Berlin.

May 28 - 30, 2015

Presentation of the Multilingual Online Archive at the Regional Center for Oral History in Voronezh. more»

March 16, 2015

Lecture at the conference of the Bayrischer Volkshochschulverband.

March 12, 2015

Presentation at The Centre for Historical Research in Berlin of The Polish Academy of Sciences. more»

January 7-9, 2015

Presentation at the conference "Beyond Camps and Forced Labour". more»

2014

 

November 13, 2014

Lecture "Forced labour in National Socialism. History and memory" at the seminar "Zwangsarbeiterinnen und Zwangsarbeiter - Sklaven der Volksgemeinschaft?".

November 10, 2014

Presentation at the forum "Digitales Archiv und kulturelles Gedächtnis". more»

November 4, 2014

Presentation at the Regional Center for Oral History in Voronezh. more»

October 26, 2014

Lecture "Mapping Testimonies" at the conference "Digital Memories".

July 11, 2014

Online Archive "Zwangsarbeit 1939-1945" (German) available also as "Forced Labor 1939-1945" (English) and "Принудительный труд 1939-1945" (Russian).

May 22, 2014

Presentation at "Museums and the Internet" Conference. more»

May 16, 2014

Lecture at Conference "Videographierte Zeugenschaft". more»

May 12, 2014

Lecture on Forced Laborers' Resistance at Berliner Geschichtswerkstatt. more»

April 30, 2014

Hosting the Workshop "Beyond Memorialisation. Design for Conflict Heritage" in Berlin. more»

April 3-4, 2014

Project Presentation at Workshop "The Musealisation of Witnesses" in Mauthausen. more»

March 31 - April 2, 2014

Project Presentation at Workshop "Working with Testimonies in Memorial Museums" in Dresden.

March 25, 2014

Book Launch and Discussion "Remembering Forced Labor. Audio and Video Testimonies in the Digital World". more»

March 20, 2014

Lecture on the Colloquium "Belgians before Berlin Penal Courts". more»

February 28, 2014

Workshop "Crossing Borders - Digital humanities today and tomorrow". more»

January 6, 2014

New expert interview with Ralph Giordano. more»

2013

 

December 20, 2013

50 Years Ago: Start of Auschwitz Trial Frankfurt. Theme Clip with Yehuda B. more»

December 11, 2013

Conference Proceedings "Erinnern an Zwangsarbeit. Zeitzeugen-Interviews in der digitalen Welt". more»

December 12, 2013

New archive Functionality: User Annotations for Interview Excerpts. more»

November 20, 2013

New expert interview with Loretta Walz. more»

October 30, 2013

Project Presentation at the Conference "Competing Memories" in Amsterdam. more»

October 2, 2013

Article on the "Online-Access" to Flossenbürg in the special issue of the LaG-Magazine. more»

September 8, 2013

Short film on Italian military internees. more»

August 25-31, 2013

Summer School of the multimedia Archives at Freie Universität Berlin. more»

August 7, 2013

New expert interview with Martin Sabrow. more»

July 9, 2013

Attendance of the conference "Public History of the Holocaust". more»

July 6, 2013

Project presentation at the workshop „Oral History als Methode zur Erforschung der sowjetischen Geschichte“. more»

June 26, 2013

Article "Da sammelt man die Erinnerungen" in Yearbook of the International Tracing Service. more»

June 12-14, 2013

Project presentation at the conference "Digital Testimonies on War and Trauma". more»

June 5, 2013

Project presentation for international students in the "Humanity in Action. 2013 German Fellowship Program." more»

May, 27-29, 2013

Lecture "Mapping Testimonies" on the EHRI Workshop "Geography and Holocaust Research". more»

May 22, 2013

New Article about the Archive in the EHRI-Newsletter. more»

May 22, 2013

New Testimony App with Interviews from the Online Archive. more»

May 15, 2013

Signing of the contract for the continuation of the project "Forced Labor 1939 - 1945". Development of a multilingual archive version begins. more»

January 30, 2013

Teacher training in Frankfurt (Main). more»

January 28, 2013

Book Launch "Berlin 1933-1945". more»

January 10, 2013

Lecture at German-Polish Conference on Nazi-Forced Labor in Warsaw. more»

2012

 

December 13, 2012

Project Day with students of Dr. Frank-Gymnasium Staßfurt (Sachsen-Anhalt)

December 12, 2012

Project day with a class of the Humboldt Gymnasium Eichenwalde

November 20 - 22, 2012

Co-organization of the international conference "Preserving Survivors' Memories". more»

November 15 - 16, 2012

Project presentation at the workshop on "eyewitness reports in educational work on Nazi and East German history" in Prora-Zentrum. more»

November 8, 2012

Project presentation within the framework of the exhibition "Russenlager und Zwangsarbeit". more»

October 23, 2012

Short film to Sinti and Roma, autobiography of Reinhard Florian. more»

October 17, 2012

Presentation of “Online Access Flossenbürg” at a teacher training held at the memorial. more»

October 6, 2012

City tour “Places of Forced Labor in Berlin. The Tracing App Project with Witness Memories.” more»

October 4 - 6, 2012

Conference “Remembering Forced Labor. Audio and Video Testimonies in the Digital World.” more»

October 4, 2012

Contemporary witness discussion with Paul Schaffer in Institut Français. more»

October 4, 2012

Closing session of the Academic Advisory Council

October 3, 2012

New archive version with map, workbook and 400 accessible interviews. more»

October 3, 2012

The online archive is on Facebook. more»

September 12, 2012

Project introduction and training for Ukrainian multipliers (GHWK / Topograpy / Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies. more»

September 5, 2012

Contemporary witness discussion about the forced Germanization of Polish children with a witness represented in the online archive. more»

July 31 - August 4, 2012

4th international summer school of the multimedia archives: Remembrance of national-socialist persecution of Sinti & Roma. more»

July 2012

Testing of the new "Online Access Flossenbürg". more»

June 16 - October 7, 2012

Exhibition “The Police and the Nazi Regime” in Ingolstadt: Media station with interview excerpts from “Forced Labor. 1939-1945.” more»

Feb. 20, 2012

70th anniversary of the “Special Decrees for Eastern Workers”: New clip (audio slide show), a new expert discussion online. more»

Jan. 25, 2012

Project at the youth meeting of the German Bundestag. more»

2011

 

December 19, 2011

Second edition of educational materials "Video Testimonies for School Education: Video DVD - Learning Software - Teachers' Book" are published by Federal Agency for Civic Education. more»

December 19, 2011

New feature in the online archive: Personal folder to save searches, etc. more»

December 15, 2011

Short film "Testifying in Nazi processes" - totalling eight theme clips online. more»

December 14, 2011

Consulting day for the use of interviews in A level examination presentations with Berlin Canisius Kolleg

November 25, 2011

Project presentation in Oberhausen. more»

November 22, 2011

First school project day in cooperation with Topography of Terror. more»

November 16, 2011

New digital archive „Refugee Voices“ at Center for Digital Systems. more»

November 14/15, 2011

Contribution to German-Russian Conference on Nazi Forced Labor in Moscow. more»

October 12, 2011

Award for Learning Software: GIGA-Maus 2011. more»

October 1, 2011

"Slave Labor". A short film on the 65th anniversary of the Nuremberg Judgement. more»

Sept. 29, 2011

Lecture at the "Vernetzungswerkstatt Bildung grenzüberschreitend" in Dresden. more»

September 14, 2011

Project presentation at a Czech-German expert workshop in Prague. more»

September 7/8, 2011

Exchange of ideas with interview projects from Budapest / Hungary and Voronezh / Russia

August 1 - 6, 2011

Third Summer School 2011 of the Multimedia Archives at Freie Universitaet Berli: "Voices of the Past". more»

August 1, 2011

Police and Forced Labor. A short film on the website. more»

July 31, 2011

First English language expert's talk online: Piotr Filipkowski (KARTA/ Polish Academy of Sciences. more»

June 22, 2011

Opening of the exhibition "Forced Labor. The Germans, the Forced Laborers, and the War" in the Central Museum of the great Patriotic War in Moscow, with interview excerpts from the online archive. more»

June 1, 2011

Learning with Testimonies. Teacher training in Celle. more»

April - July, 2011

Exhibition "The Police and the Nazi Regime" in the German Historical Museum in Berlin: Media station with interview excerpts from the archive "Forced Labor 1939-1945". more»

April 15, 2011

Interview excerpt in remembrance of April 15, 1945: Liberation of the concentration camp Bergen-Belsen more» (In German)

March 31, 2011

Collaboration with the information portal "Forced Labour in the National Socialist State" of the Federal Archive: New meta search in the archival holdings and testimonies according to places of detention. more»

February 10, 2011

Teacher training at Freie Universität Berlin on the use of the educational materials "Video Testimonies for School Education". more»

February 8, 2011

Presentation of the online archive at the "Berlin Society for Research on Fascism and World War". more»

January 27, 2011

"In Search of Memory": A media project of the ver.di (German trade union) youth educational institution with an interview from the archive "Forced Labor 1939-1945", presented in the Berlin House of Representatives. more» (in German)

January 27, 2011

Anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp: Related interview excerpts are presented on the website. more» (In German)

January 19, 2011

Eight experts' interviews on Forced Labor and Oral History are online. more»

January 10, 2011

Presentation of educational materials and a conversation with the survivor Helena Bohle-Szacki in the Jewish Museum Berlin. more»

2010

 

December 2010

The educational materials "Video Testimonies for School Education: Video DVD - Learning Software - Teachers' Book" are available for order at the Federal Office for Political Education. more»

December 2010

Presentation of the project in the magazine of the association "Gegen Vergessen - Für Demokratie" ("Against Forgetting - For Democracy"). more» (In German)

November 24 - 25, 2010

Israeli-German meeting of experts on educational work with testimonies. more»

November 11, 2010 Teacher training in Braunschweig (in association with the Memorial Center Schillstrasse).

October 2010

Publication "Hitler's Slaves. Life Stories of Forced Labourers in Nazi-Occupied Europe". more»

October 4, 2010

Panel discussion "Forced Labor in Europe – Forced Labor in Berlin" in the Jewish Museum Berlin. more»

September 30, 2010

Project presentation at a teacher training in the Jewish Museum Berlin. more»

September 27, 2010

Opening of the exhibition "Forced Labor. The Germans, the Forced Laborers, and the War" in the Jewish Museum Berlin, also presenting interview excerpts from the online archive. more»

September 17, 2010

Project presentation at a teacher training in Dresden. more» (In German).

September 8, 2010

Essay on National Socialist forced labor in the magazine "Learning from History". more» (In German)

September 1, 2010

Remembering September 1st, 1939: Invasion of Poland. Interview excerpts commemorating the anniversary are presented on the website. more» (In German)

June 22, 2010

Interview archive - new version online

June 15, 2010

Video Testimonies for School Education: Presentation of new educational materials with a discussion between three generations at the Sopie-Scholl-Oberschule (secondary school) in Berlin.

April 16, 2010

Workshop “History Turns Digital” at the Institute for Eastern European Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin.

April 13 - 16, 2010

Presentation of the “Zeugen der Shoah" and “Zwangsarbeit 1939-1945" learning softwares at the "Oral History" network of the 8th European Social Science History Conference in Ghent/Belgium by Gerda Klingenböck.

March 25 -27, 2010

Presentation of educational materials at a teacher training workshop for Polish teachers and memorial site educators in Warsaw.

March 16 - 20, 2010

Presentation of the multimedia archive projects “Witnesses of the Shoah” and “Forced Labor 1939 – 1945” at the education trade fair “didacta” in Cologne.

January 2010

Collection of essays on video archives is published with an article on the archive “Forced Labor 1939 – 1945”. more»

2009

 

October 12 - 13, 2009

Testing of educational materials at the Babelsberger Filmgymnasium (secondary school).

September 14, 2009

Presentation of the project at the Berliner Geschichtswerkstatt (Berlin History Workshop).

August 1 - 16, 2009

Guest lectures and first indexing of interviews in student project teams at the International Summer University 2009.

June 26, 2009

Presentation of the project at the Forum für zeitgeschichtliche Bildung (Contemporary History Education Forum). (Topic: Examination presentations).

June 15, 2009

Testing of prototype of the interactive learning DVD at a creative workshop with secondary school students.

May 12, 2009

The online archive is nominated for the Grimme Online Award 2009.

April 27, 2009

The multimedia station at the German Historical Museum is made available online. more»

March 31, 2009

Presentation of the project at the workshop “Dokumentation der Zwangsarbeit als Erinnerungsaufgabe. Forschungsprogramm zur NS-Zwangsarbeit" (The Documentation of Forced Labor – Remembering and Responsibility. Nazi Forced Labor Research Program) of the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” (EVZ).

January 30/31, 2009

Presentation of the didactic concept and initial educational materials at the workshop “Entdecken und Verstehen. Zeitzeugeninterviews“ (Discovering and Understanding. Witness Interviews).

January, 22, 2009

Launching of the digital interview archive and the multimedia station at the German Historical Museum. Press conference on the project. more»

January 9, 2009

Presentation of the project at the international conference “Beyond Camps and Forced Labour” at the Imperial War Museum, London.

January 7, 2009

Guest lecture by Piotr Filipkowski: "Zwangsarbeit und Oral History, Teil II: Das Zentrum KARTA" (Forced Labor and Oral History, Part II: The KARTA Center) as part of the colloquium of the Chair for the History of Eastern Central Europe at the Institute of Eastern European Studies, Berlin.

2008

 

December 18, 2008

Practical report on the project “Documentation of Biographical Interviews with Former Slave and Forced Laborers” (FernUniversität, University of Hagen) on the development of the collection “Forced Labor 1939-1945. Memory and History”. Guests: Gisela Wenzel and Ewa Czerwiakowski (Berlin History Workshop e.V., Interview Project Poland – BGW Berlin).

December 10, 2008

Guest lecture by Irina Scherbakova: "Zwangsarbeit und Oral History, Teil I: Die Gesellschaft Memorial" (Forced Labor and Oral History, Part I: The Memorial Society) as part of the colloquium of the Chair for the History of Eastern Central Europe at the Institute of Eastern European Studies, Berlin.

November 14, 2008

Presentation of the project with the focus digital archiving at the 3rd tele-TASK-Symposium "Von der Aufnahme zur virtuellen Bibliothek" (From the Recording to Virtual Library) at the Potsdam Hasso Plattner Institute.

November 13, 2008

Contemporary-witness talk with Helena Bohle-Szacki, Holocaust Survivors and Contemporary Witnesses in the archive "Force Labor 1939-1945” in Berlin.

October 2008
– August 2009

Use of the interview archive in research and education at the Freie Universität Berlin begins with the advanced seminar "Zwangsarbeit und Oral History. Grundlagen und praktische Übungen“ (Forced Labor and Oral History. Principles and Practical Exercises), V. M. Stefanski, Chair for the History of Eastern Central Europe at the Institute of Eastern European Studies, Berlin.

September 2008

Digitizing of the audio and video recordings is completed.

September 8, 2008

Presentation of the project at the symposium "Oral History – Chancen und Probleme öffentlicher Präsentationen und pädagogischer Arbeit“ (Oral History – Opportunities and Problems of Public Presentations and Pedagogic Work) of the Foundation for the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin.

June 2008

The book Hitlers Sklaven (Hitler’s Slaves) about the interview collection of the archive “Forced Labor 1939-1945” is published by Böhlau (Vienna).

June 12, 2008

Launch of the website with initial information about the project.

March 2008

Digitizing of the audio and video recording begins.

October 10, 2007

Signing of the contract to begin the project in cooperation with the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future”, the Freie Universität Berlin and the German Historical Museum.