In addition, temporary exhibitions depict local and national aspects of the Nazi regime. The center also mounts more than events each year.
The NS Documentation Centre views itself as an important research locus. This is supported by the library, with literature on Cologne under the Nazis, general Nazi history and right-wing extremism.
It is also the task of the documentation department, with its extensive collections of photographs, posters, artifacts, documents and witness statements, which are organized into databases and made accessible.
The center has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the "special recommendation" of the Museum of the Year Award.
For more than ten years now Elzbieta Adamski is in charge of the visit program for former forced labourers.
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The former Gestapo prison was inaugurated as a memorial site on December 4, The exhibition was updated in In addition, the Gestapo rooms at the back of the prison, as well as their bunker in the sub-basement were opened to the public.
Beginning in , the former place of execution in the courtyard will also be a part of the memorial. Some 1, inscriptions and drawings done by prisoners have survived on the cell walls.
The memorial site and the permanent exhibition are an essential part of the learning center and the educational program. In addition, temporary exhibitions on a broad range of subjects explore local and national aspects of the Nazi era.
Between the beginning of and the beginning of , the center mounted 53 temporary exhibitions. A comprehensive supplementary program was developed for each exhibition.
The NS Documentation Center organizes more than events per year, in a variety of different formats. Events range from small lectures, readings and panel discussions to workshops, large conferences and cultural events with theater and music.
Since the beginning of , the Information and Education Association against Right-wing Extremism ibs has complemented and broadened the work of the NS Documentation Center.
The ibs addresses the issue of extreme right-wing ideology in the world today. Its goal is to foster a consciousness of human rights, democracy, cultural diversity and non-violence, as well as to confront and prevent extreme-right patterns of thought and action.
The In-formation and Education Association fund a mobile counseling project against right-wing extremism in Cologne county. The library is primarily a reference library, with a focus on literature about Cologne during the Nazi era, the general history of the Nazi regime, as well as its didactics, and about right-wing extremism.
In addition to current books and newspapers, the library collects dissertations, contemporary magazines, books, brochures and printed materials published by Nazi organizations, such as public notifications.
Also in the collection are in-house organs from companies in the Cologne area. The library holdings comprise approximately 18, volumes as of Use of the library is free.
The catalogue can be viewed online on three Internet pages. Library users receive help and advice on their projects, and a media center can be used for viewing materials.
The documentation section provides a critical foundation for historical research, as well as for processing the results.
This is where various historical source materials are secured, managed and made accessible, and where the information databases are created and maintained.