Nazi Forced Labour in Leipzig - Research and Archive


The memorial has a reference library, which is currently stocked with almost 700 books. The focus is on publications related to the topic of forced labour in the National Socialist state (history, state and regional studies, recollections, post-war history). In addition, it comprises publications and reference books on related topics and fields of research. The inventory is supplemented with unpublished scientific theses and a multimedia collection.

The library is available for on-site use only.


The archive was established, when the memorial was founded in 2001. It preserves documents from former forced labourers or their relatives as well as a variety of reproductions from different archives. The collection includes written documents, historical photographs, blueprints, objects, and newspaper articles.

The archive grants personal and factual data to former forced labourers and their relatives, enables scientific research of Nazi forced labour in Leipzig and serves the educational work in the memorial.

Survivors, relatives, academics, students, school children and other interested persons can use the archive upon prior consultation. The terms of use of the memorial apply.

Opening Hours and Inquiries

The library and the archive are available during the opening hours of the memorial. Please contact us in advance.

If you have an inquiry for the library, the archive or about former forced labourers call us or write an e-mail to our staff.

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