Forced Labor 1939-1945. a digital archive for education and research

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Friday, January 23, 2009

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On Thursday the online archive Forced Labor 1939-1945 - Memory and History (only English homepage) was presented for the first time to the public. The project is a cooperation between the Freie Universität Berlin, the German Historical Museum and the Foundation "Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft" (Remembrance, Responsibility and Future). It is dedicated to over 12 Mio persons who had been forced to work for Nazi-Germany during WWII.
The archive provides access to 590 (192 video, 398 audio) interviews with 590 eyewitnesses from 26 countries. In addition to the interviews you will find transcripts, personal documents and photographs in the digital archive.
The access to the archive is restricted to (especially) pupils, students, scholars, research centers and further public institutions. ( For more information, please check the disclaimer [German only]). For further press material (English & German) click here.

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