was free and everybody could go around doing whatever they felt like doing. Sunday morning started at 9:00 o‘clock for those who wanted to go bike riding around Mörfelden-Walldorf. We went through the streets exploring the area. We saw old buildings, closed shops (as it is every sunday), the trains which ended up in the forest were we will be spending most of our time. The sun was out but there was a cold breeze. We got back to school we are staying at and decided to meet by the entrance at 13:00 to catch the train to Frankfurt. We arrived at the main station after a twenty minute train ride. We walked through the streets of Frankfurt, looking at the tall buildings, different shops and taking pictures of the interesting monuments: the ruins of a bath, the opera house, the city hall and a church. We went through an annual fair. Some of us went to the university whilst others went back to the station. Back at school dinner was prepared. The people from the Margit-Horvath-Foundation came in order to welcome us to the work camp. There was a lot of teamwork in the kitchen. The whole group sat there and got to know each other a little bit better. We played cards, listened to music, learned new things about each other and new words in different languages.
Monday 8th of august
Today is our first day of organized activities. We met downstairs at 10:00 p.m. Cornelia met us for our first meeting. As usual we sat in a circle and then played an introduction game in order to make sure everyone knows each others name. Cornelia began by telling us why we are here and what it means to her. She told us all about herself. Followed by that each person was asked to explain their reasons for participating in this work and study camp and what holocaust means to them. The feeling I think we all felt was a deep connection to each other and their emotions. Their feeling was intense but deeply appreciated by all. Lunch was prepared and then we were off on a bike ride to KZ Außenstelle (our work forest). It was pouring with rain but this didn‘t stop us from going on the tour given by Cornelia. We arrived at the forest and slowly moved through. Cornelia explained the horrifying history that took place in the exact place we were standing and all over Europe, many years ago. Suddenly we arrived at a point where ruins were sticking out of the ground. This was learned to be a cellar by a kitchen where women were brutally beaten for stealing potatoes… To dig at this place will be one of our work within the next weeks…