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International Young People's Centre
Sylke Schmidt
Phone: +49 (0)3643 430 190
Fax: +49 (0)3643 430 100
jbs(at)buchenwald(dot)de

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International Young People's Centre

The educational programmes offered by Buchenwald Young People's Centre are conducted in two former SS buildings. Used in the GDR as an administration building and a youth hostel, these buildings underwent thorough renovation in 1999 and 2007, and were converted to meet the needs of a modern seminar facility.

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Screening and lecture room

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Seminar rooms

Our multifunction seminar rooms are equipped with a variety of learning tools, including an aerial photograph of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp, a time line, a beamer, and a flipchart.

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Multimedia room

Our multimedia room provides access to digital collections and the card catalogue of the memorial library. The equipment may also be used to produce newspapers, posters, exhibitions, films and audio presentations (6 computer work stations).

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Paul Goyard Room

Seminar room for 36 participants. The room contains a display of approximately 60 reproductions of drawings and photographs from the memorial art collection. The display may be used for an examination of the importance of art and culture in the concentration camp.

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Art studio

In our art studio, participants may create drawings, collages, display boards, and works in plaster and clay (15 work spaces).

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Dining room

The dining room (with seating for 37) may also be used as an additional seminar room.

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Reading rooms

The two reading rooms are both equipped with small reference library of approximately 100 volumes, as well as numerous files containing first-hand reports and historical documents relating to specific themes and settings within the concentration camp, which may be used for investigative and research projects.

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Restoration workshop

Additional rooms outside the Young People's Centre may also be used for educational work. In the restoration workshop, groups of up to 6 participants may carry out restoration work on artefacts from the Buchenwald Memorial collection.

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Library

The academic library houses over 36,000 volumes, among them numerous reference materials and over 50 periodicals. Together with the archive, it has 14 work stations.

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Archive

The archive contains historical documents and other materials, as well as accounts by former prisoners of the concentration camp and the Special Camp (14 work spaces together with the library).

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Model rooms

Supervised groups of up to 30 persons have access to six rooms with models of the former camp grounds.

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Reception desk

Group registration takes place at the reception desk in House 5 of the International Young People's Centre.

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Single room

The International Young People's Centre has single, double, triple, and quad rooms that can sleep over 70 visitors in all. There are also five accessible rooms.

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Quad room

The International Young People's Centre has single, double, triple, and quad rooms that can sleep over 70 visitors in all. There are also five accessible rooms.

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Foyer

The International Young People's Centre foyer (House 6) has photographs by the artist Esther Shalev-Gerz and artefacts from the Buchenwald Memorial collection on display.

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Display collection

The display offers a glimpse of the diversity of artifacts in our collection.

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Restoration workshop

Restoration of found objects from Buchenwald Concentration Camp (accommodates 6 persons).

Facilities and services at the Young People's Centre

Five seminar rooms for groups between 25 and 50 persons
- art studio with 15 work stations
- multimedia rooms with 6 work stations

Bedrooms in two houses for over 70 people
House 5
5 single rooms
8 double rooms
4 triple rooms
1 quad room
This house has 5 fully barrier-free rooms for a total of 12 persons.

House 6
4 single rooms
4 double rooms
6 quad rooms

Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are provided. Self-catering is not permitted.

Supervised groups may also have access to the

- archive and library with 14 work stations
- restoration workshop with 6 work stations