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The Lichterfelde Camp and the French Prisoners of War.

The Lichterfelde camp and the French prisoners of war will be for the first time the focus of a special exhibition at the Documentation Center Nazi Forced Labor in Berlin-Schöneweide  from October 28, 2022 to the end of May 2023.

Ausstellung - Schriftzug in verschiedenen Sprachen
Ausstellung - Schriftzug in verschiedenen Sprachen © visitBerlin, Grafik: Mona Schäfer

French prisoners of war were the largest group in the POW camp in southwest Berlin. Therefore, the exhibition informs - also by means of biographies - about the fate of French prisoners of war in the Lichterfelde camp and in Berlin as a whole. The prehistory of the camp, which was originally built by the Reichsbahn and taken over by the Wehrmacht in 1940, and its postwar use are also covered.

It was only a few years ago that the camp's barracks were discovered at the corner of Osdorfer Strasse and Landweg in Lichterfelde-Süd. They date back to the war period, and one barrack is now a listed building, while the rest of the site is being developed with apartments.

The exhibition builds on the research of committed citizens in Lichterfelde-Süd and the State Monuments Office. Students from the Technical University have also made a film about the present and future of the historic site, which will be shown in the exhibition at the Documentation Center Nazi Forced Labor in Schöneweide.
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