Zwangsarbeit 1939-1945 Interview Archive

"Zwangsarbeit 1939-1945" Interview Archive

The interview archive “Forced Labor 1939-1945” commemorates more than twenty million people forced to work for Nazi Germany. In this digital oral history platform, nearly 600 former forced laborers from 26 countries tell their life stories in detailed audio and video interviews. After registering, 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) and “Принудительный труд 1939-1945” (Russian). Associated educational platforms (currently in German and Czech versions) support a source-critical use of testimonies in teaching and learning.



Freie Universität Berlin/Center for Digital Systems
Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future"
German Historical Museum

Project Team

Project Leader: Prof. Dr. Nicolas Apostolopoulos
Dr. Doris Tausendfreund
Dr. Cord Pagenstecher
Dorothee Wein
Rico Simke


Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future"