Stiftung Brandenburgische Gedenkstätten Mahn- und Gedenkstätte Ravensbrück

[Translate to English:] Das Frauen-Konzentrationslager Ravensbrück bei seiner Erweiterung um das Jahr1940

In 1939, the SS had the largest women’s concentration camp in the German Reich built in Ravensbrück near Fürstenberg. In 1941, a men’s camp was added, and in 1942, Uckermark “juvenile protective custody camp” was taken into operation.
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[Translate to English:] Gedenkzeremonie an der ehemaligen Lagermauer (1950)

After the liberation, the Soviet Army took over much of the former concentration camp and used it as a barracks. From 1948, former prisoners attempted to preserve at least the area around the crematorium and turn it into a place of remembrance.
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[Translate to English:] Einweihung der Nationalen Mahn- und Gedenkstätte 1959

The “Ravensbrück National Memorial” was opened in 1959 and was one of the GDR’s three national memorials. The bronze sculpture “Burdened Woman” (“Tragende”) was at the heart of the memorial’s design on the banks of lake Schwedt. Until 1994, the grounds of the former concentration camp were used for military purposes.
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[Translate to English:] Dauerausstellung "Das Fruaen-Konzentratinoslager Ravensbrück. Geschichte und Erinnerung" in der ehemaligen Kommandantur

In 1993, the Memorial became part of the Brandenburg Memorials Foundation. In 2013, the new permanent exhibition “The Ravensbrück Women's Concentration Camp: History and commemoration“ was opened in the presence of former detainees.
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  • 1939-1945 Ravensbrück concentration camp
  • 1945 - 1959 Early commemoration
  • 1959 - 1992 National Memorial
  • since 1993 Memorial Museum Ravensbrück

Events

Filmgespräch "Back to the Fatherland"

25. 2019 – 19:00 Uhr

Aus der Filmreihe "Schluss-Strich", veranstaltet von Brückenschlag Fürstenberg e.V. und der Gedenkstätte Ravensbrück more

Zivile Zwangsarbeiterinnen und Zwangsarbeiter. Vom Arbeitseinsatz in die Konzentrationslager

18. - 19. 2019

31. Arbeitstreffen der Ravensbrück-Forschung / 1. Workshop zur Zwangsarbeitsforschung more

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News

STELLENAUSSCHREIBUNG: Eventmanager/in

17. September 2019

Die Stiftung Brandenburgische Gedenkstätten sucht für die Ausrichtung des 75. Jahrestages der Befreiung der Konzentrationslager Sachsenhausen und Ravensbrück schnellstmöglich eine/n Eventmanager/in. Das Projekt ist befristet bis zum 30.04.2020. more

STELLENAUSSCHREIBUNG: Gedenkstättenleiter/in

17. September 2019

In der Mahn- und Gedenkstätte Ravensbrück am Dienstort Fürstenberg/Havel ist zum 1. August 2020 die Stelle einer/eines Gedenkstättenleiterin/Gedenkstättenleiters in Vollzeitbeschäftigung zu besetzen. more

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Memorial Museum Ravensbrück

Straße der Nationen
16798 Fürstenberg/Havel

+49 33093-608-0
info@ravensbrueck.de

Opening hours

Exhibitions:
October to April: Tue - Su 9 am - 5 pm
May to September: Tue - Su 9 am - 6pm

Memorial grounds:
October to April: Tue - Su 9 am - 5 pm
May to September: Tue - Su 9 am - 8 pm

Highlighted objects

Isa Vermehren

The memoirs of Isa Vermehren are among the earliest published eyewitness accounts. The first edition was published by Christian Wegner Verlag (Hamburg 1946) with the title A Journey through the Final Act: A Report (10.02.44 to 29.06.45). Numerous editions of Vermehren’s book have been published since then, most recently by Rowohlt-Taschenbuch-Verlag (Reinbek bei Hamburg 2005).

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