Discover History and Preserve Remembrance (Prettin near Riesa)
Description: Set up in a castle, the Concentration Camp Lichtenburg was used as an SS training centre and served as model for other camps. After its disbanding in August 1937, it was a concentration camp for female prisoners and from 1941 - 1945 a satellite camp of Sachsenhausen concentration camp. From 1933 - 1945 more than 10.000 people were imprisoned there. Their daily life was characterized by hunger, mistreatments and bad hygienic conditions. The prisoners had to do forced labor.
A permanent exhibition in the former workshop wing tells the story of Lichtenburg during the period of National Socialism. The memorial site includes the former ‘bunker’ where inmates at Lichtenburg were punished and subjected to enhanced detention.
Type of Work: - Probably archaeological excavations at the former sports- and drill-ground next to the castle - Photo-documentation of the excavations and conservation and registration of possible archaeological findings - Creation / preparation of a small art exhibition about the excavation project OR - Art project that deals with former prisoners.
The decision on the work project still depends on an excavation permit and will not be made before May.
Study Theme: History of the different concentration camps at Lichtenburg palace; Perception of the memorial site among locals
Accommodation: Open-plan tent on a camping site, directly situated at a swimming lake, camping beds will be arranged (you need to bring your own sleeping bags, linen and pillows!); Self-catering in the kitchen bungalow; Bikes will be provided
Approximate Location: Prettin is a small town with 2.000 inhabitants, located in Wittenberg district in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany (120 km southwest of Berlin). Today it belongs to Annaburg, which is 10 km far away. Prettin was first mentioned in 965. In the 16th century Lichtenburg renaissance palace was built on behalf of Elector August I of Saxony.
Notes: Good leisure time facilities, e.g. swimming, miniature golf, bowling; Trips along the river Elbe, to Wittenberg and Berlin are possible; Knowledge of German is desirable
It is planed for the volunteers to take part in a local dragon boat competition.
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