Jewish Graveyard: Reconstruct the Mortuary
Description: HILLERSCHE VILLA - the family home of the founder of the PHE NOMENWERKE ZITTAU, Gustav Hiller was given to the supporting association in 1993 by the granddaughters. Their aim was to help the place in in their old homeland to develop, which, through the combination of cultural expression and social commitment, enables people to participate and to be active citizens, thus strengthening democratic development in the border triangle region of Germany - the Czech Republic - Poland.Nowadays HILLERSCHE VILLA is a non-profit, member-organized company that is committed to democratic, solidarity and creative cooperation in the region of Zittau.The association runs the NETZWERKSTATT, which works for democracy education and operates education and prevention. They want to make people think and ask questions and motivate them to deal with the history and development of their own environment. They help with their network and their experience in the search for partners from culture, politics and education. History is always reflected in the local. But history is also made here. NETZWERKSTATT is responsible for the jewish graveyard in Zittau.Info: www.hillerschevilla.de/
Type of Work: A previous workcamp did archeological works on the Jewish cemetery of the town, to excavate the foundation walls of the mortuary. This year recunstruction of the hall needs to be continued. Volunteers will also work on a concept for signs for visitors.Please be prepared for working only outside
Accommodation: You will sleep in a place nearby the working place, on the site of the small Zoo of Zittau. You will have two dormitories, a community room, a well equipped kitchen and sanitary facilities. The accommodation is a quiet and picturesque place with lots of spaces. The volunteers will cook all together.
Approximate Location: From the end of the 19th century, large numbers of Jews from Eatern Europe on their way to the West stopped over in Zittau. A cemetery was established in 1887 and a synagogue was consecrated in 1906. On the KRISTALLNACHT (9-10 November 1938) the synagogue and the mortuary at the cemetery were destroyed by the Nazis.www.zittau.de/de (Czech language available), www.hillerschevilla.de/cms/de/327/Juedischer-FriedhofThe freetime activities will be decided by the groups interets and wishes.