Ravensbrück Travel Guide

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Ravensbrück Things to Do

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    by alancollins Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The first place to visit, when you reach the camp is the former SS Headquarters, which were used by the Soviets until 1977 and in 1984 the building was turned into a museum which is located on the first floor. The ground floor has a reception where information, leaflets etc can be obtained. The ground floor also contains a library and information about the camp, but an appointment is necessary to use the facilities.

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    by alancollins Written Jul 22, 2007

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    Though Ravensbruck Concentration Camp was not an extermination camp per sae it had its own crematorium installed in April 1943. Prisoners were deliberately murdered by shooting, lethal injection and a gas chamber was set up towards the end of 1944 by the crematorium.

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    by alancollins Written Jul 22, 2007

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    Ravensbruck served as a training camp for female guards. Over 4,000 were trained as guards, the majority moving on to other camps afterwards. There is a stark contrast between where the guards were accommodated and the inmates. Much of the accommodation for the guards still remains. One of the larger buildings has now been converted into a youth hostel.

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Ravensbrück Transportation

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    by alancollins Written Jul 21, 2007

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    Ravensbruck Concentration Camp should be easy to find. Unfortunately as you drive through Furstenberg on the B96, every lamp post and junction seems to have a number of signs making it difficult to find that elusive sign post to the camp. If you are coming from Berlin, you have to drive through the centre of Furstenberg, look out for the lake on the right and when it ends turn right down Dorfstrasse and following the signs. If you travel in the opposite direction towards Berlin on Unter den Linden, Dorfstrasse is on your left just as you enter Furstenberg. If you can see the lake on the left you have missed it.

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