Archaeological excavations and scientific research took place for two years at the sites of the forced labor camps at the Rammelsberg ore mine. Based on the new historical and archaeological research of recent years, sources have been re-evaluated and historical barracks have been excavated.

Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Karl Schneider, history students from Leibniz University Hannover will be presenting an exhibition on the Day of the Open Monument on September 10, 2023, dealing with forced labor during National Socialism and providing an insight into life and work from 1939 to 1945. Topics such as friendships, hunger, perpetrators and accidents at work give an idea of the conditions under which the forced laborers were exposed.

The exhibition was created in cooperation with Dr. Johannes Großewinkelmann (World Heritage Rammelsberg), Georg Drechsler (Montanarchaeology department of the Lower Saxony State Office for Monument Preservation) and Bernd Wehrenpfennig (research project "Spaces of Oppression").

Location: Schwerspatraum

Included in museum admission fee.