Buchenwald Memorial

Gate to the former camp, nowadays the entrance to the memorial site.

Buchenwald Memorial at the site of a former Nazi Konzentrationslager is one of the best-known places of remembrance in Germany. It is a place of commemoration, learning and research. A lot of international visitors as well as survivors and their families come, some stay at the meeting centre. As a ASF volunteer you will be part of the international staff in the educational department. You convey the story of the place, assist workshops and guided tours or support in the digitization and translation of historical documents.

Impressions and tasks of ASF volunteers

ASF volunteer Constance from France in the Buchenwald archives. Photo: ASF/Nils Bornemann

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Visit of the Buchenwald concentration camp (English subtitles)
ASF volunteers with the participants of a ASF summer camp at Buchenwald Memorial
Hands on for a memorial path in Buchenwald Memorial, Germany.
Overview of the Memorial Site with different memorials, exhibition buildings and the youth meeting centre.
The memorial site is located nearby the pittoresque city of Weimar in the centre of Germany.
Sculpture at Buchenwald Memorial.

Buchenwald Memorial welcomes thousands of international visitors every year. The educational department and the youth meeting centre offer a varied program of workshops, guided tours and events. As a volunteer you are part of the team and you support both education and research at the memorial.

Your tasks

  • Assistance in the archive (digitization and translation of historical documents)
  • guided tours of the exhibition and the grounds
  • Collaboration in seminars and workshops in the program of the memorial and the youth meeting place, for example in international ASF work camps.
  • Accompanying former prisoners and their families

Your accomodation in Weimar

You live in the beautiful city of Weimar nearby the memorial site in the middle of Germany. Weimar has a rich history and is today a lively and liveable city. Thanks to the Bauhaus University there a lot of students in the city.

More information about Buchenwald Memorial here


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