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Lagergemeinschaft (Camp community) Ravensbrück / Freundeskreis e. V.

Survivors of former prisoners from the women’s concentration camps in Moringen, Lichtenburg and Ravensbrück, relatives of former prisoners and a committed group of friends founded the non-party association as part of their annual meeting in Stuttgart in August 1993. With its founding, the former Ravensbrück camp community (union of former prisoners from East and West since the fall of the Wall) has opened up to a younger generation who want to do everything to preserve the legacy of the victims of the women’s concentration camps, using the former women’s concentration camps as memorials and to work in these institutions.


Ravensbrück memorial site

Although the actual concentration camp site was used by the Soviet army after the war, the first commemorative events took place in Ravensbrück soon after 1945. In 1959 the National Ravensbrück Memorial was founded. The Ravensbrück memorial and memorial has been part of the newly established Brandenburg Memorials Foundation since 1993.


Austrians in the Ravensbrück concentration camp

Life story – topics – research …

Results from research, research and discussions, carried out as part of scientific work at the Institute for Conflict Research in cooperation with the Austrian camp community Ravensbrück and friends.
The extensive material is published with the aim of keeping the memory of the women of Ravensbrück alive and making their story known. Among those portrayed are former prisoners of the Uckermark concentration camp.
The website can be used in school lessons.


Concentration camp memorial in the Moringen gatehouse

Between 1933 and 1945 there were three concentration camps in Moringen – in the center of the village: the men’s concentration camp (1933), the women’s concentration camp (1933-1938) and the youth concentration camp (1940-1945). In the eighties, citizens from Moringen and the surrounding area began to deal intensively with the previously suppressed history of the three Moringen concentration camps. The association “Lagergemeinschaft und Gedenkstätte KZ Moringen eV” was founded in 1989 from the group of citizens who worked with great commitment to come to terms with the history of the Moringen camps. He is also the sponsor of the concentration camp memorial in the gatehouse founded in 1993.


Online Memorial Forum

The online memorial forum was designed by the Topography of Terror Foundation to network memorial sites in Germany and is intended to serve as an interactive entry and communication platform for the memorial area. With the participation of all interested parties, the online memorial forum is to become a hub for – unfortunately only – the German memorial landscape. The extensive website offers a calendar of events, a list of publications, the text archive of the memorial circular , an overview of projects and research, a newsgroup and more.


Working group of NS memorials in North Rhine-Westphalia eV

On the pages of the working group you can find detailed information on memorials in North Rhine-Westphalia as well as event information. In addition, a cross-regional, topic-related collection of links was put together.


Internet offers on the Uckermark concentration camp

Martin Guse’s homepage on the youth concentration camps in Moringen and Uckermark

Martin Guse already dealt with the topic of youth concentration camps in his master’s thesis and created the first exhibition on the topic “We hadn’t even started to live”. In addition to information about his exhibition and a well-stocked collection of links, his website also offers a broad historical presentation, especially of the Moringen concentration camp. However, he also dedicates part of his extensive presentation to the Ravensbrück and Uckermark concentration camps.


Internet offers related to the topic

(The links compiled here are the result of preliminary research on the subject of the Uckermark concentration camp, ie they only offer a selective selection from the wide range of online information available on the subject of the Nazi era and persecution. They cannot claim to be exhaustive)

Online exhibition “du bist anders?”

The website “www.dubistanders.de” is an online exhibition about young people from all over Europe who were excluded and persecuted as “different” during the Nazi era. It portrays 15 to 21-year-olds who, like today’s youngsters, had desires, fears, dreams and beliefs. They wrote diaries or poems, made music or played football.

Some of the youngsters are prominent, like Sophie Scholl, but most of them are unknown. They were persecuted for a variety of reasons. The exhibition recalls the life stories of young Jewish people, Sinti, persecuted as “asocial”, homosexuals, politically dissenters and resistanceists, people with disabilities, Jehovah’s Witnesses, prisoners of war, children during the Leningrad hunger blockade and victims of the armed forces justice. All 30 actors in the exhibition so far have in common that they tried to assert themselves in an inhumane system.


Bärbel Schindler-Saefkow: Siemens & Halske in the Ravensbrück women’s concentration camp

Article published on the website of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation on the Siemens production facilities in Ravensbrück, in which female forced laborers from the Uckermark concentration camp were also used.


Debra Mandel: Holocaust Bibliography

With materials from the Northeastern University Libraries Archives & Special Collections

Holocaust Awareness Comitee Archives

FrauenLesbenGruppe Hamburg: Compensation for all forced laborers in the Siemens group 1939-45

Article from Interim 431 on the issue of compensation for forced laborers, which mainly deals with the Ravensbrück concentration camp.


Francis Hunger: Siemens and forced labor in Ravensbrück

Chronology of forced labor at Siemens, (part of the website http://ravensbrueck.irmielin.org with the title “Fragments about my grandmother Ilse Hunger”


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