Potsdamer Bahnhof, to the south of Potsdamer Platz, was one of the largest terminal railway stations in Berlin.
The Polish woman Janina C. worked in baggage handling at Potsdamer Bahnhof and was housed in the Reichsbahn camps Falkensee and Friedrichsfelde. In 1944, she was deported to Berlin with her husband from the Warsaw Uprising.
Janina C. died in 1998 and left behind no recorded testimony. Her younger son, who lives in Berlin, remembers her story.
The Reichsbahn not only organised the transport of forced labourers to Berlin, but also employed over 20,000 forced labourers making it the largest employer of foreigners in Berlin.
More on the Reichsbahn in the tours “A Pole in Berlin”, stop 5, and “Through the City of Camps”, stop 7