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Ravensbrück, the camp

In 1939 the Nazi concentration camp for women in Ravensbrück was ready. Women were brought there from all over war-torn Europe : The women were used as slave labour in the factories in and around the camp.

Some 132,000 women and children were locked up in Ravensbrück. Many of them died of undernourishment, physical abuse, executions, diseases, and medical experiments. At the end of 1944 a gas chamber was built, where almost six thousand women were murdered.

In April 1945 many of the prisoners were brought to Sweden in the White Buses. On 30 April 1945 the Red Army liberated the camp.

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Ravensbrück, the camp
the White Buses
reception in Sweden
collecting artifacts

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