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10/23/18
Wolfsburg (D)
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Trainees keep the memory alive

For 30 years, the Volkswagen Group has worked in cooperation with the International Auschwitz Committee to promote the work of the memorial. Trainees help regularly to preserve the Auschwitz and Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camp memorial sites as places of remembrance.

Memorial Site work at Auschwitz: Apprentices keep the memory alive
Sophie Heck (center) wanted to learn more about the fate of the prisoners: “Did they know that they were going to die? Were they still hopeful?”

30 years of memorial work at Volkswagen

In a workshop at the memorial, Sophie Heck cleans the shoes of victims.
Ines Doberanzke-Milnikel supervises the educational and organizational work for the memorial at Volkswagen.
The tall fence at the border of the former extermination camp is a symbol for the hopelessness of Auschwitz. Trainee Daniel Stepanov helps replace the barbed wire – and to thereby keep the memory alive.
Christoph Heubner is vice president of the International Auschwitz Committee. The trainees learn from him about how the mass murder occurred at the former extermination camp.
Sophie Heck (center) wanted to learn more about the fate of the prisoners: “Did they know that they were going to die? Were they still hopeful?”

Christoph Heubner on "Auschwitz - Remembrance and Responsibility"

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