January 2020

  • Female Red Army soldiers in concentration camps: Soviet military nurses in Ravensbrück

    19. January 2020 - 14:30

    29. March 2020 - 17:00

    Gedenkstätte Bergen-Belsen

    Female Red Army soldiers in concentration camps: Soviet military nurses in Ravensbrück

    19. January 2020 - 14:30

    29. March 2020 - 17:00

    Opening of the special exhibition of the Ravensbrück Memorial and the German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst


    There are very few "blind spots" left in the historiography of World War II. One of them is the role played by nearly one million female soldiers who fought against the Wehrmacht as members of the Red Army. The fate of the women who were captured as POWs by the Germans is particularly unexplored. These female POWs are the subject of this exhibition.


    The sources available to date do not provide a complete picture. However, we can gain insights into their imprisonment, forced labour and the concentration camps to which the Red Army women were usually sent in violation of international law. A relatively large amount is known about the female Soviet military nurses in the Ravensbrück concentration camp, who had an unusually high chance of survival on account of their professional qualifications. They are the focus of this exhibition.


    The bilingual (german/russian) exhibition will be on display from 19 January to 29 March 2020. A publication to accompany the exhibition is available on site.


    Location: Bergen-Belsen Memorial, Forum

     

March 2020

April 2020