2021

A Digital Development of a Staged Reading

Digital Summer Camp

8 - 14 August 2021

The digital summer camp takes place in cooperation with Action Reconciliation Service for Peace. The focus of the summer camp is biographical work and a staged reading - developed with digital means.

During the digital summer camp, the participants will deal with the backgrounds and life stories of the former forced labourers, as well as those of the camp leaders. By studying the interviews and other sources, the participants will gain an insight into the structures of Nazi Forced Labour and into individual biographies of former actors. In this way, we want to awaken interest in historical and political processes and show that history and a critical attitude also have something to do with one's own living environment.

The biographical work is intensified through an examination of interviews with contemporary witnesses. These texts will be processed scenically in a digital framework - with all the means that Zoom makes available to us. The jointly created reading will be filmed and made into a short film as the final product of this project week.

Type: International Summer Camp (digital)

Work: Scenic reading with digital means

Group: We expect 15 participants

Camp language: English

Cost: Participation in a digital summer camp is free of charge.

Behind the scene ‐ discover industrial heritage

07. – 22. August 2021

In cooperation with the restorers of the Berlin University of Applied Sciences, the Berlin Centre for Industrial Culture, the International Youth Community Services (ijgd) and the ERIH Anchor Point Deutsches Technikmuseumand the Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Centre:

WorkCamp Industrial Heritage
Where: Berlin, Germany
When: 07. – 22. August 2021
Who: 15 participants aged 18
26 years old

Searching for Traces of Forced Labour

Online Study camp

12. bis zum 23. Juli

For the second time we are organising an online study camp "Searching for Traces of Forced Labour" in cooperation with Service Civil International Germany.

The main idea of the project is to prepare a digital photo exhibition on the topic of Nazi forced labour and modern forms of free and unfree labour.

You will be invited to search for traces of forced labour in your home country and to document the results with the camera.

No prior knowledge in photography is necessary. You will get an introduction by a professional photographer.

We'll meet online (Mon-Fr) between 12-23 of July, Mon-Fr, for max. 3 hours a day 10-13 CET. 

You can read more about the project here

You can see the exhibition from last year's study camp here

To register, please contact your local SCI branch or Tanja Vaitulevich at vaitulevich(at)topographie.de.

 

International Museum Day

16 May 2021

For this year's International Museum Day, we are offering digital workshops on the topic. Should the Berlin museums be able to open unexpectedly, you will also find the analogue offers here:
11:00 - 12:30 Workshop: Nazi Forced Labor - An Introduction to the Topic

The workshop introduces the historical site of the Nazi Forced Labor Documentation Center. An interactive research section provides insight into the many aspects of forced labour under National Socialism.
14:00 - 16:00 Workshop: (In)visible History? Nazi Forced Labor in Company Histories

During the Second World War, Germany deported millions of people to forced labour. In this interactive workshop we will look at the history of forced labour under National Socialism. Which companies benefited from it and how do they deal with this history today?

 

 

2020

Searching for Traces of Forced Labour

Online Studiencamp

In August 2020, the first digital study camp "Searching for Traces of Forced Labour" took place at the International Youth Meeting Centre in cooperation with Service Civil International Germany.

Twelve participants from Bangladesh, China, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Sebien, South Korea, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine went in search of traces in their home countries: of forced labour in the Second World War, but also of today's forms of forced labour.

Within two weeks, they created a digital exhibition presenting their stories and photographs.

the exhibition

Symposium: What is fair work?

12 August 2020
Challenges in the labour market for immigrants today, Exploitative working conditions in the past.

Due to the Corona pandemic, the Fair Work Symposium on 28.04.2020 (World Day for Safety and Health at Work) has been cancelled. In compliance with the distance and hygiene regulations, we now want to make up for the event in alternative premises and exchange views on exploitative working conditions in the past and present. The symposium will focus on the situation of immigrant people in the Berlin labour market.

9:00 am: Arrival

    Köpenick City Hall, Council Chamber (Room 201), Alt-Köpenick 21, 12555 Berlin

9:30 am:

    Tension between fair work vs. fast job entry Challenges and obstacles to placement and counselling.

In the first part, we will have short inputs on placement pressure, criteria for placement in fair work and consequences of overwork in the workplace. We will then discuss the topics together in small groups. Among others, expert colleagues from the following projects will be available for an exchange: DGB project FairMobility, Berlin Advice Centre for Migration and Good Work BEMA, Bridge - Berlin Network for the Right to Stay, Work for Refugees (all requested).


12:00 p.m.: independent lunch in the Old Town and trip to the Nazi Forced Labor Documentation Center

13:00 Guided tour: Working conditions in Nazi Forced Labor

    Nazi Forced Labor Documentation Center, Barrack 2, Britzer Str. 5, 12439 Berlin
    In the second part, a guided tour of the Nazi Forced Labor Documentation Center will discuss the topics of (forced) recruitment, living and working conditions of forced labourers and the role of the labour administrations.

The event is especially aimed at: Counselling centres, job mediators, job coaches, social workers, persons accompanying people entering the labour market and all other interested individuals who support immigrants in labour issues.

The event is recognised as educational leave.

Please remember to bring a mouth-nose protection, especially for the public transport and the stay in the barracks of the Nazi Forced Labor Documentation Center.

Registration: christine.herm@ba-tk.berlin.de

The event is a cooperation of the Nazi Forced Labor Documentation Center, DIALOG Integrationsgzentrum, Projekt zur Arbeitsmarktintegration (abw gGmbH), the District Office Treptow-Köpenick, Büro Integration and InteraXion, Welcome Office and Housing Counselling for People with Migration and Refugee Experience in Treptow-Köpenick (offensiv'91 e.V.).

Programm als PDF

How political is sport?

Puzzle Tour

11 July 2020 | 2-6 pm

We invite you to join us on Saturday, 11 July between 2pm and 6pm to visit different stations in Treptow-Köpenick on the political importance of sport.

The stations are expected to be:
- Nazi Forced Labor Documentation Center in Niederschöneweide.
- Mellowpark in Oberschöneweide
- Stadion an der Alten Försterei (1st FC Union) in Oberschöneweide
- Airfield in Johannisthal-Adlershof
- Water Sports Museum in Grünau
- Köpenicker Football Club in the Allende district

You can take part by bike, on foot or by public transport. You can start at any station and also pick your own route. For the riddles, you will be given a routing slip with a small crossword puzzle. We will raffle small prizes among all participants who can guess the solution word. Participation at all stations is not necessary.

However, in view of the current situation surrounding Covid-19, we ask you to participate only in small groups of no more than five people. You will drive or walk from station to station and solve puzzles there. Please also bring mouth-nose masks.

The event is part of the event series "From History to the Present - Places of Historical and Political Education in Treptow-Köpenick" in cooperation with the Centre for Democracy Treptow-Köpenick, Welcome Office Interaxion and the District Office Treptow-Köpenick.

(In)visible history?

Nazi Forced Labor in Corporate Histories

18 June 2020 | 5 pm
Online Seminar

During the Second World War, Germany deported millions of people into forced labour. We will look at the history of forced labour under National Socialism. Which companies benefited from it and how do they deal with this history today?

In view of the Corona pandemic, the workshop will be held online as a webinar.

It is a replacement date for the event of the same name in the series "From History to the Present. Places of historical and political education in Treptow-Köpenick" in cooperation with the Centre for Democracy, the Partnership for Democracy Treptow-Köpenick, the Welcome Office interaxion (offesniv'91) and the District Office Treptow-Köpenick.
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Invitation in German

 

(His)STORY IN THE EAR, IMAGES IN THE HEAD

Podcast workshop on the topic of forced labour under National Socialism

How do I produce a podcast? How do I make history(s) audible? Together with the radio reporter Florian Jacobsen, we want to explore these questions at the historical site of a former forced labour camp and record our own podcasts.


Invitation

 

2019

Theme day: What is fair work?

Experiences of migrants and refugees in the context of human rights

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 15:00 - 20:00

We want to talk about the topic of fair work in two parts. The first part is about work during the Second World War. Following this, human rights came into being in 1948. Nevertheless, people have to fight for them again and again. This also applies to rights on the job. Especially for immigrants, there are often problems. That is why the second part deals with the current working conditions of people with migration and refugee experience.

With this theme day, we would like to address in particular: Migrants and refugees, volunteers and supporters, guardians, vocational students and all other interested individuals.

If you need a translation, please send an email to: interaxion@offensiv91.de


3-6 p.m. Part 1

The first part is about work during the Second World War. This was followed by human rights in 1948. Nevertheless, people have to fight for them again and again. This also applies to rights on the job. Especially for immigrants there are often problems in the job.

6-8 p.m. Part 2

People have to fight for their rights again and again. Especially for immigrants, there are often problems on the job. This is why the second part of the theme day deals with the current working conditions of people with migration and refugee experience.


An event in cooperation with:

Treptow-Köpenick District Office

Welcome office / interaxion

Migration counselling for adults
DIALOG - Integration Centre for Migrants; abw - Non-Profit Society for Work, Education and Housing mbH

Sozialfabrik

Fair/ Fair Mobility
Free movement of workers social, fair and active

BEMA
Counselling Centre Migration and Good Work

Invitation

Photography workshop with Mark Mühlhaus

Learning to photograph, understanding history, telling stories with pictures

5 - 27 October 2019

The workshop offers the opportunity to learn how to use a digital SLR camera based on traces of Nazi Forced Labor.

The grounds of the Nazi Forced Labor Documentation Center as well as the urban surroundings are the focus of the photographic search for traces. The participants practise creating pictures and searching for their own motifs in this special place. The aim is to develop their own photographic history through the examination of the content.

The photographer Mark Mühlhaus from attenzione photographers (www.attenzione-photo.com) has dealt intensively with the topic of Nazi commemoration politics. He has published his findings in the illustrated book "Begegnungen" (2005) and the photo exhibition "Im Schatten von Auschwitz" (2017/2018), among others.


Seminar times:
Friday, 25 October 2019, 1-6 p.m.
Saturday, 26 October 2019, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, 27 October 2019, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The workshop is limited to 12 people, minimum age is 18. Cameras will be provided free of charge upon request.

Closing event of the International Photographic Summer Camp

Exhibition of the works

25 July | 7 pm

From 12 to 26 July, our international search for traces will take place with participants from Belarus, Turkey, Urkaine, the Czech Republic, Russia, Georgia and Germany. The participants will not only learn how to use professional photographic equipment and go on a photographic search for traces in Berlin, they will also meet Vera Friedländer, a Berlin contemporary witness, for a conversation. We are very happy that Ms Friedländer will take the time.

Racism against Sinti and Roma, past and present

Workshop

27 May 2019 | 5 pm

Cooperation event with the Bildungsforum gegen Antiziganismus and Amaro Foro e.V. as part of the programme "From History to the Present | Places of Historical and Political Education Work in Treptow-Köpenick".

At the historical site of a former forced labour camp, the workshop first deals with the situation of Sinti and Roma at the time of National Socialism. Members of the minority were systematically persecuted, exploited and murdered in Germany and Europe. According to estimates, 500,000 people fell victim to the genocide. The survivors and their relatives were also confronted with racism after the Second World War. The second part of the workshop will focus on the situation of different groups of Roma and Sinti in Germany today. The focus will be on political and media debates as well as structural disadvantages and experiences of racism in everyday life.