Orte der Erinnerung 1933-1945

Orte der Erinnerung 1933 - 1945

Gedenkstätten, Dokumentationszentren und Museen
zur Geschichte der nationalsozialistischen Diktatur
in Berlin und Brandenburg

Ravensbrück Memorial Site/Brandenburg Memorials Foundation (Specialised library since 1993)


Concentration Camp, esp. the Ravensbrück Concentration Camp Complex (Ravensbrück Women's Concentration Camp, the so-called "men's camp", satellite camp)
early Women's Concentration Camp in Moringen and Lichtenburg
Youth Concentration Camp Uckermark
Women, children and youth in NS
Women and gender research
Racism and the system of terror
History of the memorial sites
History of prisoners' assoications
Post-war history and processes
Right-wing extremism
Memorial pedagogy
Culture of remembrance
Concentration camp memorial sites


ca. 15,000-20,000 collection pieces (CP)
including some belongings from contemporary witnesses
Rough translations of individual foreign language publications relevant to Ravensbrück
NS literature up until 1945 (588 CP)
Open access to ca. 4,100 CP 
19 Newspapers/journals (current)
Individual journals (limited)


Consultations regarding the collection
preparation of the collection for specific subject oriented pedagogical project work and events at the location
Research recommendations
1 working space, copier, microfiche
DIN A 4 copies: 35 cents (half price for students and doctoral students)
DIN A 3 copies: 50 cents (half price for students and doctoral students)

Hours of Operation/Contact

Tues.-Fri. 9:00-4:30pm
appointment recommended
Email: bibliothek(at)ravensbrueck.de  

Tel.: +49-(0)33093-608-21
Fax.: +49-(0)33093-608-29 (zentral)
Link: Homepage

Regional train: RE 5 from Berlin Central Station to Fürstenberg/Havel train station
and then around a 3 km walk to the Ravensbrück Memorial Site