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


Partizipative Lesung am 27. Januar: Mitwirkende gesucht!

05. January 2023

Für die partizipative Lesung am Gedenktag für die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus sucht die Gedenkstätte Mitwirkende, sowohl vor Ort als auch online. Anmeldung bis zum 09.01.2023 möglich. more

The memorial mourns the Death of Philomena Franz

05. January 2023

The memorial mourns the passing of the Auschwitz and Ravensbrück survivor Philomena Franz, who died on 28 December 2022 at the age of 100. more

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Memorial Museum Ravensbrück

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