Forced Labour in the Nursery

Forced Labour in the Nursery

Raissa M. worked as a housekeeper at Wartenburgstraße 17.

Employment in Private Households

Decree by Heinrich Himmler, September 10, 1942

Moonlight Sonata

Sinaida B. first worked at the cosmetics company Schwarzkopf, then for a family in Steglitz.

Many women and girls from the Soviet Union worked as maids in private households. They were treated better than the female Eastern workers in factories, but were at the mercy of their “masters” and had no right to leisure time.


Wartenburgstraße 17
10963 Berlin


S Yorckstraße


“Forced Labour in the Nursery”: Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum

“Employment in Private Households”: Female workers employed (Eastern workers), 10.9.1942, Bundesarchiv, R 58/1030, Bl. 194-196

“The Moonlight Sonata”: Interview with Sinaida B., 2005, Online archive “Forced Labor 1939-1945”, za465