A musical-documentary memorial by the Marc Sinan Company and the Documentation Center for Nazi Forced Labor as part of the PANTOPIA FESTIVAL Vol. 03 – New memory

Forced labor was a central component of the Nazi dictatorship. Between 1938 and 1945, around 13 million people had to perform forced labor in the German Reich. In Berlin alone, around 500,000 forced laborers were distributed throughout the city in around 3,000 camps and collective accommodation facilities. Never before have so many people from other countries lived in Berlin and had to work under duress.

The HUMAN COMMODITY project uses an interactive app to commemorate 99 places of forced labor in Berlin and makes the stories of 99 forced laborers audible. In addition to key historical information, musicians present the pieces composed by Marc Sinan. The 99 audio miniatures are representative of all victims of Nazi forced labor and are presented here in a concert with the Marc Sinan Company as a coherent composition.