In November 1998, committed citizens from Barth and beyond founded our non-governmental registered support association “Documentation and Encounter Center Barth e.V.”, DOK-Barth in short, which currently has about 20 members.
We initiate, accompany and support research and educational work on regional history between 1933 and 1945.
The central emphases of our work are the Barth Concentration Camp and the memorial to the victims, as well as the site and memorial to the Stalag Luft I prisoner-of-war camp.
The fates of people who were persecuted, deported and killed are being researched and documented in collaboration with historians. Contemporary witnesses of former Concentration Camp inmates and prisoners of war, but also citizens of Barth were interviewed in order to secure traces of the past. The members of the association maintain many contacts with the families of the victims and survivors. We have also organized conferences, meetings and discussions between contemporary witnesses, Barth citizens, pupils, students and guests of the town.
Our permanent exhibition on Barth during 1933-1945 conveys the main results of our mostly voluntary work. However, the concentration of the armaments industry, military training, forced labor, concentration camps and prisoner of war camp in one town during the Nazi era is a rare occurrence and still requires a great deal of research
You are welcome to get in touch with us using our contact details (see impressum).
We appreciate donations for our work:
IBAN: DE20 1505 0500 0570 0059 57