Nazi propaganda march on Kornmarkt Square, after 1933. Photo: Stadtarchiv Nordhausen

Nordhausen during National Socialism - a historical guidebook

The homepage shows on the basis of selected places the national-socialist penetration of the political and cultural life and shows the history of persecution, resistance and forced labour in Nordhausen.

The historical guidebook reports on the few town citizens who opposed the National Socialists and retraces the fates of those residents of Nordhausen who were subjected to persecution, excluded from the Nazi “people’s community”, and in many cases murdered. After the war began, forced labourers were part of the everyday townscape. Nearly all of Nordhausen’s businesses profited from the forced labour of foreign men, women and children.

The online version of the historical guidebook (in German) is available here.