CORONA-UPDATE: For safety reasons, 15th Ravensbrücker Genereationen forum and SOUND IN THE SILENCE, are cancelled. The very old survivors cannot risk travel and artists don't have preparation time now and possibly cannot travel. The project partner is willing to run the workcamp eather and works on a new concept for the study part. We will keep you updated.
In this year, the project in Ravensbrück will continue to connect practical work and study with youth meetings.
In the memorial, there are many possibilities to read about the history of the women’s concentration camp and about the background of fascism. Volunteers can use materials from the library and the archives in different languages. A main topic for the study part will be the special camp, where the participants work.
VJF-group will also participate in the 16th RAVENSBRUECKER GENEREATIONENFORUM, a meeting with former inmates from Israel, Hungary and England. You will parallel participate – in commemoration of Ravensbrueck – in the performance-project SOUND IN THE SILENCE. All participants are encouraged to join study groups on the topics of Creative Writing, Theatre, Dance and Sound, where they can develop creative content with others as a part of the performance. Your performance will include the fates of the time witnesses you will meet and will be presented in the GENERATIONENFORUM
The group will do some maintaining work on the area of the women's concentration camp. There are many different tasks to be done: cleaning the area of wild-growing vegetation, environmental work and investigation work. Your help will be needed to clean sculptures, to prepare a working site and to do other works outside.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
You will live in a youth hostel near the Ravensbrück memorial. The rooms are very comfortable, a maximum of 4 persons will live in one room. Shower and toilets are next to the rooms. Bed linen will be provided. Please check this site: http://www.ravensbrueck.jugendherberge.de/jugendherbergen/ravensbrueck-646/portraet/
All meals will be provided. So please do not forget to let us know your special dietary needs.
Locatie en vrije tijd
The small town Fuerstenberg/Havel is located in a very beautiful area with lakes and rivers, so volunteers will have the possibility to go swimming. But it depends on the weather. Similar to previous years, a canoe-trip could be organised and/or meetings with German youths. Please consider that the free time planning will mostly depend on your ideas and wishes.
For this Workcamp it is necessary to have (very) good English skills! German skills are beneficial.
We ask the volunteers to make sure that their travel is compatible with the most recent recommendations of health authorities with regards to the spread of the Corona virus. In case you are travelling from or recently travelled through a higher risk area, please check the health recommendations of the country where the project takes place, as restrictions may apply (e.g. ban, quarantine, isolation). We will take the necessary health precautions for our projects, but please contact your sending organisation to get more information in case you have any concerns.