Jews, Dogs and Loading

Jews, Dogs and Loading

The Jewish forced labourer Alfred Jachmann talks about riding the S-Bahn to work in 1942.

Special Train – Do Not Board

Note from the Reichsbahn directorate in Berlin to all stations, July 3, 1944

Czech Bombing Casualties

On November 22, 1943, 18 Czechs died during an air raid in their accommodation on Joachimstaler Straße.

Forced labourers were seen everywhere in the former Reich capital. They rode to work daily with the S-Bahn. Many were stigmatized by the patches they had to wear and were forced to ride in separate compartments.


Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten
10623 Berlin


S/U Zoologischer Garten


“Jews, Dogs and Loading”: Interview 12118 with Alfred Jachmann, 1996, USC Shoah Foundation archive,

“Do Not Board”: Collection of the Berliner Geschichtswerkstatt (text), Private archive Czerwiakowski (photo)

“Nearby: Czech Bombing Victims”: Collection of the Berliner Geschichtswerkstatt