Tuberculosis Ward in a School

Quarantine Cases

The tuberculosis department is mentioned in the bulletin of the central health board and in medical records.

Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Cemetery list (excerpt) with two deaths from Graefestraße: February 17 and 24, 1944

A French Doctor

François Besson worked in the department for West European forced labourers, 2011

Mahlow Hospital for Foreigners

14 year old Stefania Kenig from Poland went to the Foreigners’ Hospital Mahlow.

In the overcrowded barrack camps, many forced labourers contracted tuberculosis or typhus. In a school building in Graefestraße, Urban Hospital set up a separate area for forced labourers. Western European, especially French tuberculosis patients, were in Haus A, while Soviet forced labourers were accommodated in Haus B.

Nearly 400 young people died here between 1942 and 1945. In the foreigner’s hospital of the Reich capital in Mahlow, south of Berlin, as many as 1,500 died, especially Eastern European patients.


Graefestraße 85-88
10967 Berlin


U Schönleinstraße


“Cases of Quarantine”: Landesarchiv Berlin

“Pulmonary Tuberculosis”: SenStadtUm Berlin, war graves data bank

“A French Doctor”: Interview with François Besson, 2011, Private archive Weiß

“Mahlow Hospital for Foreigners”: Testimony of Stefania Kenig, 1997, and private photo, Collection of the Berliner Geschichtswerkstatt