Stiftung Brandenburgische Gedenkstätten Mahn‑ und Gedenkstätte Ravensbrück

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Ravensbrück Memorial Museum

79th Anniversary of the liberation of the Ravensbrück concentration camp

11. April - 14. April 2024 – all day

Programme of the 79th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Ravensbrück Women's Concentration Camp

April 11, 2024 – April 14, 2024

The entire program available for download as a PDF

 

THURSDAY, April 11, 2024

5:30 PM - Reading and Conversaton "Emmie Arbel. Die Farbe der Erinnerung" | DE | EN

Presentation of the graphic novel by Barbara Yelin (Reprodukt, 2023) in the presence of Emmie Arbel, survivor of the Ravensbrück concentration camp, and Pablo Ben Yakov, filmmaker. Moderated by Matthias Heyl.

Further details can be found here.

Registration for this event is closed.

Location: Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Straße der Pariser Kommune 8A, 10243 Berlin

An event in cooperation with the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation

 

FRIDAY, April 12, 2024

11:00 AM - Renewal of the Path Marking

Students from Ernst-Litfaß-Schule Berlin will renew the path markings of the "Street of Remembrance" from Fürstenberg train station to the Ravensbrück Memorial Museum. Supported by their teacher Ingo Grollmus and the International Ravensbrück Committee.

 

7:00 PM - Film Screening and Discussion "Liebe Angst" | DE | EN

Further details about the event can be found here.

Location: Fürstenberg Train Station, former waiting hall, Bahnhofstraße 31, 16798 Fürstenberg/Havel

An event in cooperation with the „Fürstenberger Verstehbahnhof“ and „Brückenschlag Fürstenberg e.V.

 

SATURDAY, April 13, 2024

9:30 AM -  Commemoration at the Site of the Former Grüneberg Subcamp | DE| PL

Location: Straße zum Bahnhof, 16775 Löwenberger Land

An event by the "Grüneberg erinnert" working group in collaboration with the „Lagergemeinschaft Ravensbrück/Freundeskreis e.V.“ and „Klub bylych wiezniarek Ravensbrück“

 

10:00 AM -  International Forum of the 2nd and 3rd Generation | DE | EN | PL | FR 

Closed event for family members of former Ravensbrück prisoners
Further details can be found here.

Please register: gedenkstaette@ravensbrueck.de

Location: Event Hall in the Garage Building

A project within »Welten verbinden – Kulturland Brandenburg 2024/2025«

 

2:00 PM - Opening of the Exhibition "But I Live. Remembering the Holocaust" | DE | EN | PL | FR 

Through close dialogue with survivors, three artists created graphic representations of their memories, resulting in graphic novels that artistically explore questions of trauma and survival.

Further details can be found here.

  • Welcome: Andrea Genest, Director of the Ravensbrück Memorial Museum
  • IntroductionBarbara Yelin, comic artist and curator of the exhibition and Jakob Hoffmann, curator of the exhibition

Location: Former Waterworks

 

3:00 PM - Curators' Tour of the Exhibition "But I Live. Remembering the Holocaust" | DE | EN

Location: Former Waterworks

 

3:00 PM - Commemoration at the "Jugend-KZ Uckermark" Memorial Site | DE

Commemorative event with speeches and music

Location: "Jugend-KZ Uckermark" memorial site

Shuttle service from the Visitor Information Center, starting at 2:15 PM.

An event by the „Initiative für einen Gedenkort ehemaliges KZ Uckermark e. V./Netzwerk“

 

4:30 PM - Panel Discussion - Voices of the 2nd and 3rd Generation | DE | EN | PL | FR 

Two panel discussions with relatives of victims of Nazi persecution and scholars on the effects of Nazi crimes on the second and third generation of survivors.

Further details can be found here.

Location: Large Foyer in the Garage Building

A project within »Welten verbinden – Kulturland Brandenburg 2024/2025«

 

6:30 PM - Evening "Get Together"

Location: Event Hall in the Garage Building

 

SUNDAY, April 14, 2024

9:00 AM - Commemoration at the Soviet Memorial | DE

Please wear civilian clothing.

Location: Soviet Memorial, Bahnhofstraße, 16798 Fürstenberg/Havel

An event by the „Lagergemeinschaft Ravensbrück/Freundeskreis e.V.“

 

10:00 AM - Central Commemoration Ceremony | DE | EN | PL | FR 

The full program of the Ceremony can be found here.

Location: Square in front of the fomer administration building

 

12:30 PM - Catholic Memorial Service in Polish | PL

Location: Former Cell Building

An event by the Polish Catholic Mission in the Archdiocese of Berlin

 

1:00 PM - Commemoration of Lesbian Women and Girls | DE

Location: New Memorial Site

An event by the „Initiative Autonome Feministische Frauen und Lesben aus Deutschland und Österreich“

 

2:00 PM - Commemoration of the Jewish Prisoners of the 1st Special Transport from Pawiak Prison | DE | PL

Location: Main Cemetery Fürstenberg, Friedhofsweg 2, 16798 Fürstenberg/Havel

An event by the Lagergemeinschaft Ravensbrück/Freundeskreis e.V.

 

3:00 PM -  "Contrasts" - Interreligious Commemoration | DE

Walk on the former camp site

Location: Meeting point at 2:45 PM in front of the Visitor Information Center.

An event by the „Zukunftswerkstatt interreligiöses Gedenken Ravensbrück“

Participants are asked to refrain from displaying banners, flags, and clothing with political statements during the central commemoration ceremony. Exempt are flags and banners of former detainees associations.The Ravensbrück Memorial Museum will exercise its property rights and deny access to the memorial or exclude from participation individuals, parties, or organizations that have been or are noticeable for anti-democratic, racist, anti-Semitic, or other expressions or symbols that contradict the foundation's purpose.

By participating in the event, you agree that images and film recordings of you may be taken and published.

Important Information: The RE5 trains (Rostock Hbf/Neustrelitz Hbf - Berlin Südkreuz) are cancelled between Oranienburg and Berlin Südkreuz in both directions. A replacement bus service has been organised between Oranienburg and Berlin Gesundbrunnen.

For the route Berlin --> Oranienburg we recommend the connection with the S1 to Frohnau. From there, a bus from the rail replacement service will run. From Oranienburg, the RE5 to Fürstenberg runs again.

Current information on route closures can be found here.

Venue

Ravensbrück Memorial Museum
Straße der Nationen
16798 Fürstenberg/Havel

Contact

Contactsperson: Julia Gerberich

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