A musical-documentary memorial by the Marc Sinan Company and the Documentation Center Nazi Forced Labor


The project HUMAN COMMODITY – WARE MENSCH commemorates 99 selected sites of forced labor in Berlin with an interactive app and makes the stories of 99 forced laborers audible. In addition to central historical information, musicians present the pieces composed by Marc Sinan. The 99 audio miniatures are representative of all victims of Nazi forced labor.

The Memorial will debut in two parts on September 17, 2022. A ceremony will be held at the Documentation Center Nazi Forced Labor starting at 2 p.m. – with lectures, music and guided tours of the site. In addition, sound artist Kaffe Matthews has developed a Sonic Bike Opera specifically for the project. You can experience this from 3 pm. The starting point is the Documentation Center Nazi Forced Labor.

In the SPREEHALLE Berlin you can experience a photo exhibition on Human Commodity starting at 5 pm and the opening concert of the Marc Sinan Company at 6 pm.



In the form of musical miniatures five selected locations will be presented by musicians of the Marc Sinan Company on September 17. recorded live:


15:00 & 16:00 // Pedestrian bridge // S-Bahn station Warschauer Str., Friedrichshain // Daniel Eichholz (drums) // Adriano Henseler (lyrics)


15:00 & 16:00 // Konzerthaus // Gendarmenmarkt 3-4, 10117 Mitte //

Susanne Fröhlich (flute) // Lea Marie Pohl (lyrics)


15:15 & 16:15 // AEG-Gelände // Reinbeckstr. 16, 12459  Oberschöneweide // OğuzBüyükberber (clarinet)


14.30 & 15.45 // Humboldt Forum // Schloßplatz 1, 10178 Mitte // Meinrad Kneer (double bass) // Antonia Wiedemann (text)


15:30 & 16:30 // Tempelhofer Feld // Coordinates: 52°28’15.7 “N 13°25’14.3 “E // Vladimir Blagojević (accordion) // Maurice Läbe (lyrics)


Ab 14 Uhr // Begrüßungsveranstaltung

Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit

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Ab 15 Uhr // Sonic Bike Opera

Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit

Sonic bike opera by artist Kaffe Matthews

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15 Uhr -16:30 Uhr // Musikalische Miniaturen

Warschauer Brücke, Gendarmenmarkt, AEG-Gelände, Humboldt Forum, Tempelhofer Feld

With: Vladimir Blagojević, OğuzBüyükberber, Daniel Eichholz, Susanne Fröhlich, Adriano Henseler, Meinrad Kneer, Maurice Läbe, Lea Marie Pohl, Antonia Wiedemann

17 Uhr // Fotoausstellung


With works by Jonathan Coen, Leon Grunau, Magalie Herter-Courbon, David Löffler, Max Muthig

18 Uhr // Eröffnungskonzert


Alma Baute, Fanny Baute, David Bennent, Vladimir Blagojević, Oğuz Büyükberber, Zora Aurelia Damm, Daniel Eichholz, Andreas Fischer, Susanne Fröhlich, Agnes Hausstätter, Claire Holmes, Meinrad Kneer, Rosa Lemke, Luisa Morgera, Agnes Otto, Ulrike Petersen, Marc Sinan, Helene Stahlenbrecher,
Viktoria Stillmark, Antje Weber

For program parts in the Documentation Center and the concert in the SPREEHALLE: // 030/ 63 90 288-10

A project of the Spreehalle Berlin and the Documentation Center Nazi Forced Labor.
In collaboration with Marc Sinan Company, YMUSIC and Nur Baute.

Cooperation partners: Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch Berlin

Funded within the framework of ‘dive in’ – a program for digital interaction of the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

Documentation Center
Nazi forced labor
Britzer Street 5

12439 Berlin-Niederschöneweide

Spreehalle Berlin

Reinbeckstrasse 16

12459 Berlin-Oberschöneweide

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