Meter Factory, Ackerstraße

The Meter Factory

Foreigners also worked for AEG in Ackerstraße.

For “Training” in Ackerstraße

Testimony of Danuta Bartkowiak, 1997

Various Forced Labour Camps

Testimony of Tadeusz Hanczke, 1997

Dark Berlin

Testimony of Daniela Pawłusiewicz, 1997

In the meter factory in Ackerstraße, assembly line production had already been introduced by the mid-1920s. In the Second World War, Polish women from Lodz performed forced labour here. AEG ran over 100 accommodation camps all over Berlin, many in rented restaurants and hotels.

Address:

Ackerstraße 76
13355 Berlin

Directions:

S Nordbahnhof

Sources:

“In the Meter Factory”: Landesarchiv Berlin (1); Collection of the Berliner Geschichtswerkstatt (2)

“For ‘training’ in Ackerstraße”: Testimony of Danuta Bartkowiak, 1997, and private photo, Collection of the Berliner Geschichtswerkstatt

“Various Forced Labour Camps”: Testimony of Tadeusz Hanczke, 1997, and private photo, Collection of the Berliner Geschichtswerkstatt

“Dark Berlin”: Testimony of Daniela Pawłusiewicz, 1997, factory identity card, 1944, Collection of the Berliner Geschichtswerkstatt