Archaeological Project of the Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Centre (Berlin)
Description: The Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Centre is located in Berlin on the grounds of an almost completely intact former forced labour camp. It focuses on a forgotten victim group: civilian forced labourers from all over Europe forced to work for the Nazi regime during the Second World War. At the core of the project are archaeological excavations on the grounds of the former forced labour camp in Treuenbrietzen and in a second step the research of background information about the findings.
Type of Work: Accompanied by employees of the Brandenburg Monument Authority, the international participants will do archaeological excavations on the grounds of the former forced labour camp in Treuenbrietzen. In a second step the participants research background information about the findings. This is a preparation for the exhibition “Archaeology of forced labour and concentration camps” which is shown in the Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Centre from April 2020. The project will be accompanied by a film maker. The participants develop together with the film maker a concept for the film and can participate in its production. The film will be part of the planned exhibition.
Study Theme: historical and contemporary forms of forced labour, memory of Nazi forced labour, contemporary archaeology.
Accommodation: Jugendbildungsschiff „Horst-Günther“, a seminar-house placed in a ship in Treptower Park.
Language: For this camp a good knowledge of English is required.
Requirements: Interest in the history of National Socialism, interest in contemporary archaeology.
Approximate Location: Berlin, the capital city of Germany.
Notes: Visiting some of the numerous sights of Berlin, hikes, swimming You will have not too much time for sightseeing in Berlin during the camp, if you are interested in Berlin please come a bit earlier or stay longer, there are a lot of cheap hostels in Berlin you can book for your stay. A motivation letter is required and will be answered ca. 5 days after arriving us.