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{Germany} Batterien für die Wehrmacht

March 21, 2016

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100 Museums Challenge: Museum No.17 Last Friday, I headed out to the Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit – the last well-preserved former Nazi forced labour camp in Germany – for a Museum Tweetup, or ‘MuseUp’, around their special exhibition ‘Batteries for the Wehrmacht’ (you can read about the permanent exhibition in my previous post!) The exhibition looks at the story of forced labourers working for leading battery producer Pertrix during World War 2. Batteries were a central wartime industrial product and an important source of income, and Pertrix […]

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{Germany} Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit

September 8, 2014

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One of the neat things about living in Berlin, is that I’m constantly learning new things about the history of my native country. Obviously, I was aware of Germany’s brutal history of concentration camps, but I didn’t know as much about the forced labour camps which were spread across the country. So when Museum140 was invited to organise a Tweetup at the ‘Dokumentationszentrum NZ-Zwangsarbeit’ (DZNSZA) – or, in English, the Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Centre – located in Berlin Schöneweide, it was a perfect opportunity […]

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