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

Lesung: Die Aufseherin. Ermittlungen und Presseberichte zu Irma Grese (1923-1945)

03. 2019 – 18:00 Uhr

Irma Grese, SS-Aufseherin, war in den Konzentrationslagern Ravensbrück und Auschwitz eingesetzt. Anfang März 1945 leitete die damals 21 Jährige einen Häftlingstransport von Ravensbrück more

14. Europäische Sommer-Universität Ravensbrück

01. - 06. 2019 – all day

"Dinge sammeln. Materielle Kulturen in KZ-Gedenkstätten" more

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Wanderausstellung zu christlichen Frauen im KZ Ravensbrück im Schweriner Dom eröffnet

11. July 2019

Am vergangenen Sonntag, den 7. Juli 2019 wurde die Wanderausstellung „Ravensbrück 1939-45: Christliche Frauen im Konzentrationslager“ im Schweriner Dom eröffnet. more

SeeLesung mit Annette Leo war gut besucht

08. July 2019

Am 6. Juli 2019 fand in der Gedenkstätte Ravensbrück die traditionelle SeeLesung statt, aufgrund der schlechten Witterungsbedingungen allerdings nicht am Ufer des Schwedtsees sondern im ehemaligen Wasserwerk. Zunächst begrüßte Cordula Hundertmark, stellvertretende Leiterin der Gedenkstätte, die etwa 45 Gäste. 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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