Photo Project at the International Youth Meeting Centre of the Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Centre
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 is a photographic exploration of the past at the former camp and production sites in Berlin. You will get to know other than the usual tourist spots of Berlin.
Type of Work: In the first part, international participants are instructed in photography by a professional photographer. In the second part, the participants will research at various stations in Berlin what effects war and forced labor had on the place. The results of the search for clues will flow into an exhibition that will be shown in the Nazi Forced Labor Documentation Center and opened with a vernissage at the end of the project.
Study Theme: historical and contemporary forms of forced labour, memory of Nazi forced labour
Accommodation: Köpenicker Kanusportclub e.V. besides River Spree
Language: For this camp a good knowledge of English is required.
Requirements: interest in the history of National Socialism, interest in photography.
Approximate Location: Berlin, the capital city of Germany.
Notes: visiting some of the numerous sights of Berlin, hikes, swimming, guided tour with canoes or dragon boat is possible. 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.