Remember the Spanish Civil War Learn About Brigadi
Description: You will work and spend your free time closely together with the KAEMPFER UND FREUNDE DER SPANISCHEN REPUBLIK 1936-1939 E.V. (KFSR), an Association of Survivors of the Spanish Civil war, their children, grandchildren and their friends. The International Brigades in Spain in the time 1936-39 were supported by many nationalities and the KFSR is active to foster and cherish the memories of the volunteers from different countries, who travelled to Spain in order to fight for the Second Spanish Republic in the Spanish Civil War.Info: www.kfsr.info/?lang=en, www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Spanish_Republic, www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Civil_War
Type of Work: Work: You will work on FRIEDRICHSFELDE CENTRAL CEMETERY, where, among many others, survivors of the Spanish Civil War and their families are buried. Your first task is writing down the names, which can be read on the gravestones. If they are not readable anymore, you will help to clean them and to paint over the names under professional guidance.Study Part: Besides the work on the cemetery, you will go on a guided tour through the Cemetery, which is not only a cemetery, but also a park. You will meet and talk to descendants of former Brigadists, go on a guided antifascist city walk, have a reading and discussion with Victor Grossman and other persons. We ask you to be open to the topic.
Accommodation: You will live at the project and meeting centre of VJF in heated bungalows with up to 5 other volunteers and an own bathroom with a shower and WC. You wont bring a sleeping bag, bed linen will be provided. There is no washing machine and limited internet access in the centre. You do not have to bring a sleeping bag, a roll mat or bed sheets Info: www.vjf.de/BegegnungsstaetteYou will have the chance to prepare your own meals in a kitchen. Feel free to bring your own recipes for our international evenings.
Approximate Location: You will live in the Projekt- und Begegnungsstaette. It is situated in a forest on the banks of the lake Langer See in Berlin. Its a quiet place, a bit far from the centre of Berlin (but there are good public transport connections). Free time activities will be decided in accordance with the groups wishes. You can use the facilities at our holiday centre to play sports (volleyball, table tennis, kicker). Of course you will be able to enjoy the sights and culture (theatres, clubs...) of Berlin and go for an excursions (e.g. Potsdam). If you have it you can bring an International Student card (ISIC) to get reductions on local transport, museums, etc.