You will work with experts to turn the Jewish cemetery in Zittau into an inclusive place of learning and remembrance. All participants will receive an introduction to the history of the cemetery and the region and will learn about different burial customs. We will also visit other places of Jewish life in Görlitz (GER), Liberec (CZ) and Sieniawka (PL) and gain an insight into the cultural characteristics of the region. In the second week, we want to make the outlines of the funeral hall at the Jewish cemetery, which was demolished by the Nazis in November 1938, visible again. And last but not least, we will install a tactile model of the funeral hall and a fountain, which will enable visitors of the cemetery to perform the ritual washing of hands. If you want more information you can visit www.mazewa.eu.
ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS
Volunteers will be accommodated on the second floor of the historic “Kronenkino”-building, with a still operating cinema from 1912 on the ground floor. The accomodation includes bathrooms and a small tea kitchen. There is Wi-Fi and a washing mashine. You are invited to spend your free time in the garden. There is a kitchen in our main building “Hillersche Villa” which you are free to use. Volunteers will cook the meals for themselves. Ideas for cooking are welcome : ) Accomodation and food is for free. Travel cost will be refunded depending on the distance from home to the project.
TRAINING DURING THE ACTIVITY
– Guided tour of Zittau (general) – guided tour Hillersche Villa (historical&actual) – historical scavenger hunt: Jewish life in Zittau – joint exploration of the Jewish cemetery along the themes from the virtual tour – day trip to Görlitz/Zgorzelec, guided tour: Jewish Görlitz and guided tour: Stalag VIIIA/MeetingPoint e.V. – Half-day excursion to Großschweidnitz to the new memorial for euthanasia victims – Bicycle tour to Sieniawka to the former “Zittwerke” and to the grave of Benjamin Zeev Schneider – Day trip to Liberec, visit Jewish cemetery/Shoah memorial hall & synagogue
You should be open minded and interested in historical topics.
A total of 2 week(s) during the period 12/09/2021 to 25/09/2021
Klienebergerpl. 1, 02763 Zittau Germany
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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
No application deadline