Camden: A Love Story

When you start at a project in 2022 and all you hear are these amazing stories about a volunteer who served in 1975 you become curious. This was what happened to Espen, ARSP volunteer at Joseph house and Christ Lutheran Church in Camden, NJ. Espen is on a quest to get to know Wolfgang-fist ARSP volunteer at Christ Lutheran Church, his family and his life in North Carolina….remember this? Here is the promised full story.


Volunteer Services with ARSP

Volunteer Services with ARSP

You are interested in historical, social, and political issues and would like to take action for peace, international understanding and human rights? We offer one-year volunteer services for young people from Ukraine in Poland and for people from Poland in Great Britain, as well as volunteer services for people from all countries in Germany. You also have the opportunity to take part in a summer camp and experience history while doing practical work with your own hands in an international group.


Office Information

Dear Friends,
Our office will be closed on July 3rd and 4th 2023.
In general the best way to reach us is via email at We love to hear from you!

Following a thread

When a photograph starts a journey

Johanna’s journey started years before she became an ARSP volunteer at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC (2018-2019) and it is still on going


Using the Paint Brush to process the Holocaust

January 27 - Holocaust Remembrance Day

ARSP volunteer Karlo encountered Paul Sharon's painting ""yizkor" (Hebrew) meaning "to remember" in Rosa and Bruce Sharon's living room.


ARSP Voices

ARSP volunteers share their stories

ARSP volunteers share their experiences during their one year service in the
United States - in their own words.


78 Years ago

In order to remember one must first learn

Standing in front of the Death March Memorial, Sara Brunner, American and ARSP volunteer, gave a speech on the liberation anniversary of the Dachau Concentration Camp.


Courage, Despair and Cohesion

ASF visited Odessa, Ukraine

"With our visit we wanted to express our solidarity and support and to get a picture of the situation on the ground by listening to the people.” ASF



1922 - 2021

On June 25, 2021, Verena von Hammerstein died in Berlin at the age of 99. Sadly, we bid farewell to an important companion of Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste.