Stiftung Brandenburgische Gedenkstätten Mahn- und Gedenkstätte Ravensbrück

The Ravensbrück Women’s Concentration Camp - History and Memory

On 21 April 2013, the new permanent exhibition on the history of the Ravensbrück concentration camp was opened at the Ravensbrück Memorial in the presence of survivors, representatives of survivor associations and groups of supporters, public figures, and many other interested individuals. This exhibition, which is displayed across two storeys of the renovated former SS headquarters building, is the first to provide a more comprehensive insight into the history of the Ravensbrück camp complex, comprising the women’s concentration camp, the men’s camp, the Uckermark ‘juvenile protective custody camp’, the Siemens camp, and the many satellite camps. A digital model of the camp depicts the development of the camp complex. The exhibition includes media points with accounts from 54 survivors as well as 152 biographies of former prisoners. In addition to the 13 main introductory texts, there are 35 thematic texts, 160 texts on individual topics, 80 folders, 17 video points, and 22 audio points to provide a more in-depth look at the history of the site. Around 1,000 photos and documents and roughly 500 objects are also on display, some of them for the first time.

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