Ravensbrück. The Topography and History of the Women’s Concentration Camp
Ravensbrück Memorial Site: Ravensbrück. The Topography and History of the Women’s Concentration Camp
The exhibition “Ravensbrück. The Topography and History of the Women’s Concentration Camp” in the former commandant’s headquarters provides information about the genesis, construction and history of the Women’s Concentration Camp which the SS had built starting at the end of 1938 in the vicinity of the Fürstenberg/Havel heath resort area. 132,000 women and children and 20,000 men were imprisoned here as well as 1,000 young women and girls in the “Uckermark Youth Protection Camp”, called so euphemistically by the National Socialists. The structure of the camp’s daily life, the concentration camp prisoners’ forced labour in the SS’ own textile factory, as well as in the industrial facilities which were located right next to the concentration camp that the companies Siemens & Halske had built are also presented here.
Address and Hours of Operation
Mahn- und Gedenkstätte Ravensbrück (Ravensbrück Memorial Site)
Stiftung Brandenburgische Gedenkstätten (Brandenburg Memorial Site Foundation)
Straße der Nationen
You can register for tours, project days and seminars. Tours/project days for a maximum of 15 people cost 15 euros, up to 30 people: 25 euros. Tours in foreign languages will cost an additional 25 euros.
Tues-Sun 9-5pm (last entry: 4:30pm)
The Memorial Site is accessible from 8-6pm, and in the summer (May 1st-September 30th) until 8pm.
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
Photo: Brandenburg Memorials Foundation/Ravensbrück Archive. by Heinz Heuschkel, Berlin