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.
To register, please contact your local SCI branch or Tanja Vaitulevich at vaitulevich(at)topographie.de.
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.
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
Take part as a participant:
The participants will have a look behind the scene: How are technical objects preserved and restored? How does industrial heritage define a city like Berlin and what does the topic have to do with us today?
Of course, the camp is subject to the pandemic regulations and the then valid travel regulations. Many of the events will take place outdoor and participants will test themselves regularly. For the programme we have planned options for different scenarios. A final decision will be made five weeks before the date of the camp. If the camp is cancelled, registered participants will be refunded their fees.
We hope to welcome a small group of participants to Berlin this summer for this exciting pilot project.
Registration as a participant Information as PDF
Take part as a Team Member:
Note: The ijgd are still looking for WorkCamp team leaders for this year. The WorkCamp team leaders accompany the group and take part in the programme. They have to attend an online training seminar (next 21 to 25 June 2021), receive an allowance and are exempt from the participant fee.
Note ijgd: Do you want to try something new, experience intercultural cooperation and gain valuable experience? As an ijgd work camp team member you have the opportunity to do just that! In a work camp, young people from different countries of the world meet to live together for two to four weeks and work together on a meaningful project. For our work camps we are looking for motivated team members who would like to lead an international group! The ijgd work camps are run in pairs. As a work camp team member you will receive an allowance of 100 euros per week. During the work camps, the ijgd instructors are always available for you.
Registration as a Team member
Questions about registration, accommodation and participation fees will be answered by the colleagues from the ijgd: workcamps.incoming(at)ijgd.de.