The exhibition team discussing the design options, February 2009.

Photo: Claus Bach; source: Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation

Photo: Claus Bach; source: Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation

The Exhibition Team

The exhibition team unites expertise on the history of forced labor and National Socialism with many years of experience in exhibition work and extensive knowledge of the international archives. The seven historians appointed to carry out the research are responsible for various countries and thematic areas.

Project director:
Prof. Dr. Volkhard Knigge, director of the Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation

Curators:

Dr. Stefan Hördler, director of the Mittelbau-Dora Concentration Camp Memorial (exhibition venues since 2015)

Rikola-Gunnar Lüttgenau, M.A., deputy director of the Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation

Dr. Jens-Christian Wagner, former director of the Mittelbau-Dora Concentration Camp Memorial (until 2014, since then Director of the Lower Saxony Memorials Foundation)

Project coodinator:

Geor Fedtke, M.A., project coordinator (since 2013)

Jens Schley, M.A. project coordinator (2007 until 2013, thematic areas: liberation, return to native country or emigration, compensation debate)

Research assistants:

Dr. Jens Binner (Russia, Baltic states, Scandinavia; thematic areas: German war and occupation policies, forced labor in occupied Europe)

Eva Kobler, M.A. (Poland; thematic areas: recruiting practices, forced labor and extermination of the Jews)

Dr. Lutz Prieß (Russia, Belarus, Ukraine; thematic areas: Soviet prisoners of war, construction and mining, resistance)

Friedemann Rincke, M.A. (Germany, Czechia; thematic areas: 1933 to 1939, Sinti and Roma, beginning of mass deployment in the Reich)

Dr. Sabine Schweitzer (France, Belgium, Netherlands; thematic areas: working and living conditions of forced laborers in the German Reich)

Johanna Wensch, M.A. (Italy, Southeastern Europe; thematic areas: radicalization 1943–1945, repression system, forced labor in the concentration camps)

Project secretary:
Heike Dittmann