Volunteer Work Stays

The volunteer work stays are not just for people who speak fluent German. Since people from many different countries participate in the work stays, there are often multiple languages spoken there. For each work stay, the participants decide together what the common language will be. If you would like to take part, please let us know what languages you speak when you register, so that we have time to look into the possibility of getting an interpreter if necessary.

Tafel zu Baracke

The first volunteer work stays were held in 1997. Excavations revealed building foundations and an intact drainage pipe. Many objects were found, including tiles, bricks, window panes, tin cans, a doll's head, a transformer, a furnace hatch, folders, syringes, pharmaceutical vials, and others. That is significant because it means that there are still authentic remains at the site even though it has been left unexamined for so many years.

Invitations and Reports on the Volunteer Work Stays

The next Volunteer Work Stay (in 2020) will take place August 7 -16. Soon you will find here information about registration and the invitation.

Wegweiser für das Uckermarkgelände

All women, lesbians, inter* and trans* people are invited to participate in the antifascist, feminist volunteer work stay from August 02 to 11, 2019 at the site of the Former Uckermark Youth Concentration Camp for Girls and Young Women and Later Extermination Site.

For more information, see volunteer work stay 2019 flyer (in German, or for other languages see following list)

Antifascist Feminist Volunteer Work Stay at the Site of the Former Uckermark Youth Concentration Camp for Girls and Young Women and Later Extermination Site [English]

Antifašistični, feministični delovni in spoznavalni tabor na območju nekdanjega mladinskega in kasnejšega uničevalnega koncentracijskega taborišča UCKERMARK [Slovenski]

Encuentro antifascista y feminista para la construcción colectiva de un lugar conmemorativo en el terreno del antiguo campo de concentración para jóvenes que después fue el campo de exterminio de UCKERMARK [Español]

Антифашистский феминистский лагерь строительства и встречи на территории бывшего концлагеря для подростков и позже места уничтожения УККЕРМАРК [Русский]

Eski Nazi toplama kampı ve daha sonra imha alanı olan UCKERMARK'da antifaşist feminist yapılandırma ve buluşma kampı  [Türkçe]

Camp de rencontre et de reconstruction antifasciste et féministe sur le site de l'ancien camp de concentration des jeunes et plus tard lieu d'anéantissement UCKERMARK [Français]

Antyfaszystowski, feministyczny Workcamp na terenie byłego obozu koncentracyjnego dla młodzieży i późniejszego obozu zagłady UCKERMARK [Polski]


We look forward to seeing you there – registration and contact: baucamp2019@gmx.de

Sponsored by:

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung | Amadeu Antonio Stiftung | Doris Wuppermann Stiftung

Selection of Texts

In 2009, a selection of texts was compiled to provide a preliminary overview of the history of the concentration camp, of the volunteer work stays and their political context, and of other relevant actors. The work stay reader (English and German) can be downloaded as a pdf (3MB).


Volunteer Work Stay Reports

Tafel zu Fundamentfund

Participants from past work stays have provided reports and pictures (in German):

report from the 2015 work stay

report from the 2013 work stay

report from the 2012 work stay

pictures from the 2012 work stay

report from the 2009 work stay

report from the 2008 work stay

report from the 2007 work stay

report from the 2004 work stay

pictures from the 2004 work stay

report from the 2001 work stay

pictures from the 2001 work stay