Save the Date! #MuseUp at the Forced Labour Documentation Centre in Berlin Schöneweide

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Anyone up for another #MuseUp? You’re in luck! On Thursday 28th August, the Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Centre is inviting us to Berlin Schöneweide , where the last well-preserved former Nazi forced labour camp is located. In the Second World War it served as one of the more than 3000 collective accommodations dispersed throughout the city for forced labourers.

View of the camp with barracks four, five and six Foto: ©Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit Berlin-Schöneweide, Matthias Steffen

View of the camp with barracks four, five and six
Photo: ©Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit Berlin-Schöneweide, Matthias Steffen

The Documentation Centre opened in summer 2006 on a part of historical grounds that once belonged to the camp and which are today protected as a monument. In August 2010, one of the well preserved barracks was also made accessible, and in May 2013 the permanent exhibition “Forced Labour in the Daily Round 1938 – 1945” opened its doors. During the #MuseUp, we will be visiting both the permanent exhibition and “Barrack 13”.

Further information on the labour camp as a historic site can be found on the Documentation Centre’s website, and there is even a separate website for the permanent exhibition.

Camp and barracks with barbed wire, Berlin, 1943 Photo: © Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit Berlin-Schöneweide

Camp and barracks with barbed wire, Berlin, 1943
Photo: © Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit Berlin-Schöneweide

We hope we have managed to arouse your interest, and that some of you will join us on 28th August. It’s well worth the trip out to Schöneweide. Attendance is free! Here is an overview of all the details:

When: Thursday 28th August 2014, 6pm – 8pm

Where: Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit, Britzer Straße 5, 12439 Berlin-Schöneweide

Public Transport: The closest train station is S-Schöneweide

How: Register via Eventbrite. The event is free but spaces are limited). Bring your smartphone (or other device) on the night and tweet away!

Photography: Photography is permitted, but without flash please.

Language: There will be a guided tour in German and parallel l to that one in English. You will be able to choose which group you’d like to join when you register.

Hashtag: #MuseUp

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