Prepare an Exhibition (Neuengamme near Hamburg)
Description: During World War II, the Concentration Camp ‘Neuengamme’ was built as a central concentration camp for northwestern Germany with more than 80 sub-camps. Almost half of the 100.000 prisoners from all over Europe were murdered by the SS principle ‘extermination through labour’. Today, the memorial is a place of commemoration, information, education and research. Until 2003/2006, there were two prisons on the area of the former concentration camp, so the bigger part of it could not be accessed by the public. The participants of the first Workcamp in 1982 created a circular path around the area and put up information boards. This year's Workcamp will deal with the former air-raid shelters for the SS which are situated on the former Concentration Camp area and are not open to the public so fa
Type of Work: - Creating a showcase exhibition of the former air-raid shelters for the SS for future visitors - Documenting the buildings and working on them - Talking to representatives of the Second Generation - Processing all results by creating articles for blogs and local newspapers - Possibility of public literary/ artistic events - Taking part and creating some contribution for the annual commemoration in a nearby former satellite camp for female prisoners - Some physical grounds maintenance work on the memorial site
Study Theme: - The history of the concentration camp Neuengamme and the discussion concerning the memorial site - Exchange on various perspectives on the time of World War II and debates on what and how we remember today - Working on topics of the extensive shelter that was provided for the members of the SS in contrast to the murderous use of prisoners of the concentration camp during air-raids and after, when they had to clear up debris.
Accommodation: In rooms; kitchen and meals in big tents next to the building; the accommodation will be on the area of the memorial
Requirements: Interest in historical topics and self-initiative (important: knowledge of English and/or German)
Approximate Location: Neuengamme is an outer district of Hamburg and 30km away from the city centre. Hamburg has 1.8 million residents and the biggest seaport of Germany. The city offers more than 60 theatres, 100 music clubs and about 60 museums
Notes: Excursions to Hamburg are planned
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09 Dec 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
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