SCI Germany Online Project: “Let’s make sound in the silence” – Ravensbrück goes Digital

26 Mar 2021

Volunteer on this fantastic historical online project with SCI Germany! 

Project Dates: 02 to 15 August 2021

Volunteers needed: 2 

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Description: The former women concentration camp of Ravensbrueck was established in 1939 near the small city of Fuerstenberg/Havel. Until the liberation in April 1945, more than 120.000 women and children, 20.000 men, and 1.000 young minor women of the so called “Uckermark Youth Protective Custody Camp” were incarcerated there. The prisoners came from more than 30 nations. They had to do forced labor in different sectors, e.g. for SS-factories or the company of Siemens. Their daily life was characterized by hunger, mistreatments, and bad hygienic conditions. Tens of thousands of prisoners were killed. Today, Ravensbrueck Memorial Museum keeps traces and records, enhances remembrance and research, and creates a place of active learning and get-togethers. Every year this international project is organized in cooperation with the Memorial site. 

Type of Work: Translation and transcribing of source material for the Ravensbrück Archive. Please inform us which language skills you have!

Study Theme: Prisoners and female SS-guards, commemoration and remembrance at Ravensbrueck Memorial; Volunteers will participate – in commemoration of Ravensbrück – in the performance-project “Sound in the Silence”. All participants are encouraged to join study groups on the topics of Creative Writing and Dance, where they can develop creative content with others as a part of the performance.

The group will meet survivors of Ravensbrück Women’s Camp online.

Time Commitment: The times for the online sessions will be finalised closer to the start of the project to accommodate all participants’ time zones.

Language: The group will speak English. 

Availability: Please note that there is limited availability for online projects, so we allocate these places on a first come, first served basis. 

Requirements: 

  • You need to be a member of VSI to participate in this project. If you’re not yet a member, it’s easy to sign up - you can read more herecomplete the membership form and pay your membership on this link (€20 for unwaged individuals, €40 for waged individuals). 
  • You'll need a laptop (smartphones or tablets won't work) and a good internet connection that works with video calls for the project.
  • You'll need to send a motivation letter (just a short paragraph) to ivp@vsi.ie stating why you are interested in Wikipedia and in working on Wikipedia articles about peace, as well as confirming your availability to particpate throughout the whole project.
  • Finally, you'll need to fill out the application form below:

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