About the local hosting organizationIn 1945 the recreation centre “Heideruh“ was built by antifascists to support the victims of the Nazi regime and children liberated from the concentration camps of Bergen-Belsen and Neuengamme. After gruesome years of fascist dictatorship, relatives, survivors and friends built a place of refuge amidst woodland where they could regain strength to continue their fight for a better world. Until today, Heideruh is a recreation area for antifascists. Very often like-minded people from different generations meet up there. Furthermore, 9 asylum seekers from North Sudan and Syria are accommodated and supported in Heideruh, it is a nice and friendly contact with them. Now, the place is to be made more attractive to younger generations, preparing for a time without contemporary witnesses.
About the volunteer workMaintenance and extension of the “barefoot walking path” and the “all generations”-playground, focal point is on working with wood. The camp includes a big study part. In approx. 50 % of the time we will deal with the topics antifascism and commemoration.
Local accommodationThe volunteers will sleep in double rooms, if some want to sleep outside the project partner can lend them tents, sleeping bags, foam rubber matrasses. Full catering.
About the project locationBuchholz is located in North-West Germany, only 40 kilometres away from Hamburg. The area around Buchholz impresses with its National Parks in the “Heath of Lüneburg” (Lüneburger Heide).
RequirementsBeing interested in antifascism, showing consideration for elderly, being interested in manageable building projects and thoughts.
Extra info about the projectDuring the day warm beverages and water will be offered. Other beverages are for sale.