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SCI Germany “Hear with your eyes, see with your ears”

Human Rights/Justice

SCI Germany “Hear with your eyes, see with your ears”

Voluntary Service International

International

At a Glance

  • Start Date:01/08/2022
  • End Date:05/05/2022
  • Closing date:29/07/2022
  • Post Updated:26/05/2022
  • Min Hours:5 Days
  • Role Type:Research/Policy work

Requirements:Sensitivity to the topic of remembrance, interest in different historical perspectives and cultures of remembrance

Description

In this work- and study opportunity, you will to meet other volunteers online and will work together on video interviews of women from different countries who survived the Ravensbrück women's concentration camp and were willing to share their memories. Ravensbrück existed from 1939-1945, more than 120,000 women from at least 40 countries were imprisoned there. Tens of thousands of people did not survive. Today there are only a few sources from the camp period, so interviews with survivors are of great importance for the memorial. Your support and commitment to prepare for and carry out these interviews is strongly needed. The Online-Camp will be organized by our long-standing project partner, the Ravensbrück Memorial, north of Berlin.

Is training provided?: Yes

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

This project will take place online.

Using selected video interviews, you will “hear with your eyes, see with your ears” by also exploring aspects like the survivors’ the body-language and tone of voice. You will have the opportunity to train yourself in biographical work and to develop your own perspectives and at the same time get to know the history of Ravensbrück concentration camp. Depending on your individual skills, you can prepare video interviews or contribute to the historical-biographical work of the memorial with translations and research. 

Study Theme: History, Remembrance, Solidarity, Community, Gender 

Skills required for this role:

Language: Good knowledge of English is required.

Willingness to participate reliably for the entire duration (5 days) 

Knowledge of the usual office programs necessary. Knowledge of transcription tools would be great but is not necessary 

Sensitivity to the topic of remembrance, interest in different historical perspectives and cultures of remembrance 

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 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 here, complete the membership form and pay your membership (€20 for unwaged individuals, €40 for waged individuals). If you want to participate in one of our online projects but you are unable to pay the VSI membership fee, please let VSI know in confidence so we can help you to take part in the project. 

You'll need to send a motivation statement (just 2-3 sentences)  and  fill out the application form 

Sign up here and we will send you all the details. 

Details of time commitment needed for role:
5 days

Minimum time commitment per week:
10+ hour p/week

Contact

If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Eimear Savage

Address: Voluntary Service International, 20 Dominick Street Lower, Dublin 1

Website: www.vsi.ie

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