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Ravensbruck Concentration Camp Memorial

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Ravensbruck Concentration Camp Memorial

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Basic Information

Location 53° 11′ 20.4″ N, 13° 10′ 12″ E
Country Germany
City Berlin

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility yes
Geographical Coordinates 53.19142,13.16497



Summary

On the site of the former concentration camp there is a memorial today. In 1954 the sculptor Will Lammert was commissioned to design the memorial site between the crematorium, the camp wall and Schwedtsee Lake. Up to his death in 1957 the artist created a large number of sculpted models of women.

On 16 and April 17, 2005 a ceremony was held to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the camp's liberation. Among those invited were around 600 survivors from all over the world, mostly eastern Europe. At the same time a new, permanent outdoor exhibition was opened, on the theme of the train transports to Ravensbrück. Its central exhibit is a refurbished goods wagon. The exhibition's information boards describe the origins of the transports and how they developed over time, and explain the different types of train, where they arrived and the part played by the local residents.


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