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  • Martha Becher (1923 - d.)
    Ende 1941 nach dem Ghetto Riga, im Anschluss in das KZ Auschwitz deportiert; Sie überlebte 1945 die Befreiung im KZ Ravensbrück cf.: &:
  • Ottilie Schnabel (1879 - 1942)
    Ottilie SCHNABEL: b. 6 Dec 1879, Neubidschow - d. ? Details from actual IKG-Neubidschow birth registration courtesy of: 1879.12.06 - Ottilie SCHNABEL - IKG-Neubidschow BR: Badatelna.eu | Matriky &#...
  • Elsbeth Weilheimer (1917 - 1996)
    Deportation mit ihrem ersten Mann Robert Gerst im Juli 1943 von Amsterdam über das Internierungslager Westbork nach dem KZ Auschwitz, das sie überlebte; im Anschluss Deportation in das KZ...
  • Sofie Pins (1880 - c.1944)
    Pins, Sophie Sofie Sophia née Humberg born on 18th November 1880 in Klein Reken / Borken / Westfalen resident of Lüdinghausen and Dortmund Imprisonment: 07th December 1939 - 03rd Februa...
  • Ilse Hirsch (1908 - 1944)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Hirsch, Ilse geborene de Beer geboren am 22.Juli 1908 in Oldenburg i. Holstein / - / Schleswig-Holstein wohnhaft in Oldenburg i. Oldenburg, L&...

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Ravensbrück was a notorious women's concentration camp during World War II, located in northern Germany, 90 km north of Berlin at a site near the village of Ravensbrück (part of Fürstenberg/Havel).

Construction of the camp began in November 1938 by SS leader Heinrich Himmler and was unusual in that it was a camp primarily for women. The camp opened in May 1939. In the spring of 1941, the SS authorities established a small men's camp adjacent to the main camp.

Between 1939 and 1945, over 130,000 female prisoners passed through the Ravensbrück camp system, around 40 000 were Polish and 26,000 were Jewish. Between 15,000 and 32,000 of the total survived. Although the inmates came from every country in German-occupied Europe, the largest single national group incarcerated in the camp consisted of Polish women.

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