International Forced Labor and European Memory

Interactive Map Countries of Origin

Interactive Map Countries of Origin
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Interactive Map Subsets of the Interview collection

Interactive Map Subsets of the Interview collection

"Forced Labor 1939-1945" is an internationally focused project.

Forced laborers from 26 countries tell about their memories of forced labor. The interviews in 25 different languages demonstrate that Nazi forced labor was a European phenomenon. At the same time, the way it is remembered in national cultures of memory varies greatly.

Forced labor is a complex, frequently traumatic part of the history of a Europe that is now growing together. With its internationally collected interviews which have been made accessible worldwide on the internet, the archive is a transnational and intercultural project.