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

In the SS-Auxiliary: The Female Guards of the Ravensbrück Women’s Concentration Camp

New permanent exhibiton in one of the former female guard's houses

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STELLENAUSSCHREIBUNG: Referent/Referentin für das Haushaltsreferat

18. September 2020

Die Stiftung Brandenburgische Gedenkstätten sucht ab sofort, eine/n Referenten/Referentin für das Haushaltsreferat der Stiftung. Die Befristung beträgt 2 Jahre. Es handelt sich um eine Vollzeitstelle. more

STELLENAUSSCHREIBUNG: Pädagogische*r Mitarbeiter*in

18. September 2020

Die Stiftung Brandenburgische Gedenkstätten sucht ab November 2020 eine pädagogische*r Mitarbeiter*in in 50 Prozent (20 Wochenstunden) für das stiftungsweite Ausstellungsprojekt „BRUCHSTÜCKE '45 - von NS-Gewalt, Befreiungen und Umbrüchen in Brandenburg“ more

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Opening hours

CURRENT OPENING HOURS DUE TO THE CORONA PANDEMIC

outside aerea: Tue - Sun 9 am - 8 pm

main exhibition:
Tue - Sun 11 am - 2 pm

Visitor's Information Centre:
Tue - Sun 10 am - 4 pm

ENTRANCE FREE

Current information for your visit

75th Anniversary of Liberation online

 

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Memorial Museum Ravensbrück

Straße der Nationen
16798 Fürstenberg/Havel

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

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