A previous workcamp did archeological works on the Jewish cemetery of the town, to excavate the foundation walls of the mortuary. This year recunstruction of the hall needs to be continued. Volunteers will also work on a concept for signs for visitors.
Please be prepared for working only outside!
Accommodatie en maaltijden
You will sleep in a place nearby the working place, on the site of the small Zoo of Zittau. You will have two dormitories, a community room, a well equipped kitchen and sanitary facilities. The accommodation is a quiet and picturesque place with lots of spaces. The volunteers will cook all together.
Locatie en vrije tijd
From the end of the 19th century, large numbers of Jews from Eatern Europe on their way to the West stopped over in Zittau. A cemetery was established in 1887 and a synagogue was consecrated in 1906. On the KRISTALLNACHT (9-10 November 1938) the synagogue and the mortuary at the cemetery were destroyed by the Nazis.
http://www.zittau.de/de (Czech language available), http://www.hillerschevilla.de/cms/de/327/Juedischer-Friedhof
The freetime activities will be decided by the groups interets and wishes.
You will work on a Jewish cemetery, so boys should bring a headgear with them to cover their head during the working hours! Please be prepared for working only outside!
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.