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.
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.
The 2017 Antifascist Feminist Volunteer Work Stay will take place August 6-17.
All women, lesbians, and trans* people were invited to participate in the antifascist, feminist volunteer work stay from August 07 to 18, 2016 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 2016 flyer
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]
Comme toujours en été, on veut passer plus qu'une semaine antifasciste et féministe sur le site de l'ancien camp de concentration des jeunes et plus tard lieu d'anénatissement UCKERMARK pour se rencontrer et construire le lieu commémoratif. [Français].
We look forward to seeing you there – registration and contact: email@example.com
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 (980MB).
Participants from past work stays have provided reports and pictures (in German):