Belower Damm1 16909 Wittstock
In April 1945 more than 30.000 prisoners of the KZ Sachsenhausen, among them women and children, all of them unsufficiently clothed, undernourished and weakened by the previous imprisonement, were forced to leave the camp to the northwest on foot , on a death march aiming to kill all of them. Hundreds died on this way or have been shot by the SS. From 23.-29. April 2019 a group of 16.000 people had to stay in the little wood of Below near Wittstock, after a distance of about 200 km. They had to rest without any housing or rations on the bare grounds, ring-fenced and guarded by a chain of SS-soldiers. Approaching american and soviet soldiers could free those who remained alive between May 2nd and 4th 1945.
Until today, the engraved testimonies of these people are to be found in the bark of the trees in this wood.
We will meet on saturday 12th 2020 at 12.00 a.m. at the memorial (arrival individually, transfer from train station Wittstock can possibly be arranged if not booked too late). After a guided tour our work will take place in the memorial as well as directly in the wood, until the evening and proceeding on the the next day until noon.
After a closure we will return individually (car sharing / transfer to train possible).
Like all of our meetings it is about all of us, open for everyone and no prior experience in psychodrama is needed.
Costs (including accomodation and breakfast; dinner to be paid additionally):
paid before July 15th 2020: 200,-€ early bird
paid after July 16th 2020: 230,-€
Please see also the informations about our trip to Krakow and Oswiecim in 2020: Traces of the Holocaust- Workshop 5th – 11th July 2021 in Krakow + Oswiecim