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Armaments industry and forced labor

Industrial walk with Björn Berghausen

Archäologische Funde vom Lager Krumpuhler Weg – Archäologische Funde vom Lager NS-Zwangsarbeit, Historischer Ort Krumpuhler Weg

Archäologische Funde vom Lager Krumpuhler Weg – Archäologische Funde vom Lager NS-Zwangsarbeit, Historischer Ort Krumpuhler Weg

Armaments industry and forced labor

Industrial walk with Björn Berghausen

On the road in Reinickendorf

28.04.2024

10 am

Tegel's economic and industrial history is inextricably linked with the name Borsig: No other industrial settlement in the later district of Reinickendorf is likely to have had such a lasting influence on the city's development as the relocation of A. Borsig's locomotive manufacturing plant to Tegel. The Havel as a transportation route also promoted the establishment of further heavy industry and the construction of what was once the largest gasworks in Europe. The walk begins with the founding context of Tegel's industry, before moving on to the production sites of Alkett and Maget (Altmärkische Kettenwerke and Maschinen- und Gerätebau Tegel) - subsidiaries of Rheinmetall-Borsig - and the special history of armaments from 1914 onwards. Part of the war economy was the use of forced labor: 30,000 forced laborers, prisoners of war and Eastern workers were deployed in Reinickendorf in 1944, 1,500 of whom were housed in the "Krumpuhher Weg" camp. The history of this forced labor camp is almost completely documented and is therefore unique in Berlin. The walk ends at the walk-in memorial site and establishes the connections between industry and forced labor, between wartime and remembrance.

A cooperation between the Museum Reinickendorf and the Berlin-Brandenburgisches Wirtschaftsarchiv e.V.

The tour is about 6 km long and takes about 3 hours.

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Meeting point: Borsig-Tor, underground station Borsigwerke, 13507 Berlin

Price info: Participation is free of charge.

Booking: Registration and contact: 030 902946460 or

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