Schülerprojekt zur Gestaltung des Gedenkplatzes
am ehemaligen KZ-Außenlager
Klinkerwerk mit dem Künstler Stuart Wolfe



Project days

Project days last for one to two days and school pupils and young people work on various aspects of the history of Sachsenhausen concentration camp and the Soviet special camp No.7 / No.1 (1945 - 1950). The main focus of the themes are adjusted to suit the age groups and the schools taking part. One of the aims of the memorial and museum as an open place for learning is to motivate the participants in an authentic setting to work independently and responsibly and to discuss and learn about the historical experiences of terror, dictatorship, totalitarianism, racism and mass murder conducted by the state. Work on modern forms of social exclusion, racism, xenophobia and right wing extremism are also encouraged and play an important role in the project days.

The project days need intensive planning before they take place and concluding work after the visit is over. Pupils work in their groups on parts of the site's history use prepared materials, research in exhibitions, the library and archive, speak to ex-prisoners and take part in theme based tours. The work produced during these project days by pupils - short talks, brochures or exhibitions, is displayed in their schools. Sometimes it is even on display to a wider audience in on-site exhibitions.

Future informations:

A typical project day programme
Project day: the prison building as part of Sachsenhausen memorial and museum