Ravensbrück: The Forgotten Women of the Holocaust


Exhibition TypeIn-house exhibition
Event DateFebruary 14 – May 30 2002
VenueVancouver Holocaust Education Centre
DescriptionRavensbrück was a unique concentration camp; built exclusively to house female prisoners, it had the highest percentage of murdered prisoners of any concentration camp in Germany. Yet Ravensbrück, and the women imprisoned there, remain relatively unknown. Ravensbrück is the first VHEC exhibition to focus on the unique victimization of women during the Holocaust. By reproducing the drawings, poetry, and even a recipe book made by the women inmates, the exhibition examines the strategies women used to survive: friendship and solidarity among the inmates and their determined resistance to the destruction of mind and spirit through creative and intellectual activities.