Photo Project On NS-forced Labour (Berlin-Schöneweide)
Description: The Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Centre is located in Berlin Schöneweide on the grounds of an almost completely intact former forced labour camp. It focuses on a forgotten victim group: civilian forced labourers from all over Europe forced to work for the Nazi regime during the Second World War. At the core of the project is a photographic exploration of the past at the former camp and production sites in Berlin Schöneweide and its surroundings as well as on the grounds of the former airport Tempelhof.
Type of Work: Accompanied by a professional photographer, the international participants will visit various locations in Berlin. The focus will be on the district Schöneweide, where the Documentation Centre is located as well as the former airport Tempelhof. They will investigate how these sites were influenced by the war and by Nazi forced labour. The results will be presented in an exhibition that will be opened at the end of the project and that will be on display at the International Youth Meeting Center.
Study Theme: Historical and contemporary forms of forced labour, memory of Nazi forced labor.
Accommodation: In the youth hostel of the Köpenicker Kanusportclub e.V.; selfcatering partly there, partly at the memorial
Requirements: Interest in the History of National Socialism, interest in photography.
Approximate Location: You can find the approximate location of the workcamp here
Notes: Visiting the numerous sights of Berlin, hikes, swimming, guided tours with canoes, kayaks and dragon boats are possible