What is Worcation?

Worcation – that means creative international work in a historical place –WWII German POW camp Stalag VIII A. Every summer, young people from all over Europe come together in Görlitz-Zgorzelec to experience history, work together at an authentic historical site, and learn about the importance of democratic values to strengthen our European community in the future


During these two weeks the participants take part in the workshops which take place on the historical grounds of former POW camp Stalag VIII A. All workshops are united by the topic of Stalag VIII A, Second World War and National Socialism.


The participants address National Socialism and sociopolitical topics such as democracy, moral courage, diversity, equal opportunities for participation. They learn to better understand European History, which is still valid today and affects us all more than ever.


One of the most important parts of Worcation is “self-organizing” which means the group has to cook, wash, clean and organize their evenings amongst themselves. Every observation and reflection, success and failure is discussed during a plenary session, which takes place every evening.



+49 (0) 3581 66 12 69
Demianiplatz 40, D-02826 Görlitz
Meetingpoint Memory Messiaen e.V.