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
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  • 1959 - 1992 National Memorial
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75th Anniversary of Liberation online

Online activities commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Ravensbrück concentration camp

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Ausstellungskatalog zu der momentan in der Gedenkstätte Ravensbrück gezeigten Sonderausstellung „Frauen im Widerstand“ erschienen

18. June 2020

Soeben ist der Ausstellungskatalog zu „Frauen im Widerstand. Deutsche politische Häftlinge im Frauen-KZ Ravensbrück: Geschichte und Nachgeschichte“ im Metropol-Verlag erschienen. Der von dem Historiker Henning Fischer gemeinsam mit der Gedenkstätte Ravensbrück herausgegebene Katalog umfasst 212 Seiten und zahlreiche Abbildungen. more

Die Gedenkstätte Ravensbrück trauert um Françoise Robin, die bereits am 18. Mai 2020 verstorben ist

10. June 2020

Françoise Robin, geb. am 28. Februar 1923, Tochter einer Französin und eines Tschechen, sammelte als Mitglied der französischen Résistance Informationen über deutsche Militärtransporte und gab diese innerhalb eines Geheimdienstnetzwerkes weiter. Sie wurde im November 1943 von der Gestapo verhaftet und anschließend über das französische Gefängnis Fresnes nach Ravensbrück deportiert. 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 "The Ravensbrück Women`s Concentration Camp - History and Memory":
Tue - Sun 11 am - 3 pm

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

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Krystyna Zaorska

At the age of 14, Krystyna Zaorska was arrested with her mother Henryka in the raids after the Warsaw Uprising in 1944. She arrived at Ravensbrück concentration camp in October 1944 on a special transport from Warsaw. She was separated from her mother, who was sent to the Königsberg/Neumark satellite camp. Krystyna Zaorska was allocated prisoner number 76,933. She became seriously ill and was cared for by Polish prisoners. She lived in Block 20 with other young people who did not have to work.

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