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Commemoration Apr 13, 2024

Commemoration of the 79th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Uckermark Youth Concentration Camp and later Extermination Site

Saturday, 13 April 2024 / 3 p.m. (Guided Walking Tour: 1 p.m.) / Uckermark Memorial Site

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Memorial stone with flowers.
Photo: Initiative für einen Gedenkort KZ Uckermark

Travel by train with a group: 12:46 a.m., R5 from Berlin Central Station (first carriage) – all trains cancelled

Public transportation to the commemoration at 3 pm:

Berlin-Gesundbrunnen departure rail replacement service (RE 5 bus): 11:05 a.m. to Oranienburg.

Departure Oranienburg station 12:16 p.m (regional train RE5) to to Fürstenberg (Havel) Arrival: 12:47 p.m.
(from Fürstenberg station we will try to arrange a car shuttle for all those for whom the walk to the memorial site is too far. )


Our thoughts are with those who were imprisoned, tortured, and murdered in this camp, as well as with those who survived it. You are not forgotten! Remembrance is resistance!

With music and speeches by survivors and their relatives as well as by initiatives against racism and antisemitism.

The Uckermark Memorial Site is located directly next to the Ravensbrück Memorial Site (MGR) in Fürstenberg/Havel. Starting at 2:15 p.m. there will be a shuttle to the site from the MGR visitor center. The area is largely paved and there is a wheelchair-accessible toilet. The commemoration ceremony will take place at the memorial stone, centrally located on the site.

The Liberation Day Memorial Celebration will be held in German. There will be an English and Polish interpreter. Please contact us if you need translation into any other languages (including German sign language), and we will try to organize the appropriate interpreters.

Prior to the commemoration ceremony, we will provide a guided walking tour of the memorial site in German (please register at: initiative@gedenkort-kz-uckermark.de). The tour will start at the turn-off from the Berlin-Copenhagen bike route towards the Uckermark Memorial Site, directly behind the Ravensbrück Memorial Site. It will end near the memorial stone.

How to get to the Uckermark Memorial Site

Both Memorial Sites, Uckermark and Ravensbrück, are located about 90 km (56 miles) north of Berlin. The nearest train station is Fürstenberg/Havel on the Berlin-Stralsund line. The most convenient way to get from the Fürstenberg station to the Uckermark Memorial Site is by bike, however it is also possible to walk there (approx. 45 minutes).

From the “Ravensbrücker Dorfstraße,” follow the signs for the “Mahn- u. Gedenkstätte Ravensbrück.” After the “Fürstenberg” town sign, turn right on “Himmelpforter Landstraße.” Continue along that road – you will be walking/riding/driving alongside the Ravensbrück Memorial Site – until the beginning of the bike path to Himmelpfort (that is the Berlin-Copenhagen bike route). Take the turn-off and follow the signs to the Uckermark Memorial [“Gedenkort Uckermark“]. From here, it is approx. 1.5 km to the memorial stone. The event organizers reserve the right to exercise their property rights and to deny access to or exclude from the event persons who belong to right-wing extremist parties or organizations, who belong to the right-wing extremist scene or who have already made racist, nationalist, antisemitic or other dehumanizing statements in the past.

Attention! Due to rail replacement services between Berlin Südkreuz and Oranienburg, it is currently not possible to take bicycles with you. We will endeavor to pick up visitors from Fürstenberg station if the walk is too long for them. We ask those who have registered for the tour at 1 pm to let us know by e-mail if they need a shuttle: initiative@gedenkort-kz-uckermark.de Please check the railroad website for the current situation. We look forward to seeing you and will do our best to support you from Fürstenberg.

Save the Date for the 2024 Volunteer Work Stay

Hello Everybody!

There will be another Volunteer Work Stay at the Uckermark Concentration Camp Memorial Site in 2024. We would like to spend time together on the memorial site building and repairing where necessary, as well as engaging with the history of the concentration camp and the survivors’ stories. All women, lesbians, intersex, non-binary, trans, and agender individuals 18 or older are invited to spend nine days learning about the memorial site, engaging with the history of the place and antifascist remembrance politics, as well as contributing to self-organized construction and repair projects.

We reserve spots for people who have experienced classism*.

When: August 19-28, 2024

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Anti-Fascist and Feminist Volunteer Work Stay 2023

Anti-Fascist and Feminist Volunteer Work Stay 2023

Ehemalige Lagerstraße des KZ Uckermark gekennzeichnet mit roter Farbe, im Hintergrund Schubkarre und andere Werkzeuge
Picture: Initiative für einen Gedenkort KZ Uckermark

There will be a Volunteer Work Stay at the memorial site of the concentration camp Uckermark this year, to which we invite all WLINTAs*. We want to build and repair together on the memorial site again and deal with the history of the concentration camp and the stories of the survivors. This year the Volunteer Work Stay will take place from August 4-13, 2023. For further information and how to register, continue reading below.

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Commemoration of the 78th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Uckermark Youth Concentration Camp and later Extermination Site on April 22, 2023

Commemoration of the 78th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Uckermark Youth Concentration Camp and later Extermination Site on April 22, 2023

The commemoration of the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the Uckermark Youth Concentration Camp and later Extermination Site will take place on April 22, 2023. It is expected to begin at 3 p.m. at the memorial stone on the grounds of the former concentration camp. You are all cordially invited! You´ll find more information here soon.
In parallel, there will also be commemorations at the Ravensbrück Memorial from April 22-23, 2023, information can be found here.

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