The Women's Camp
Let's get an overview of what Ravensbrück was all about.
|Women prisoners working at Ravensbrück.|
|Women worked outside clearing the ground, too.|
|A heavy roller pulled by inmates for road construction, now left as a memorial (Bartocha, Benno, Federal Archive, Bild 183-1985-1105-310).|
Many of the women perished from over-work and other maltreatment. There was a gas chamber staffed by male inmates at an adjacent camp, but that came late in the process and apparently only accounted for 2,200 of the victims.
|Victims of Ravensbrück. You will notice that some wear crosses or are nuns - women of all sorts perished in the death camps.|
|Inspection of the female guards at Ravensbrück.|
|Reinhard Heydrich was in charge of the concentration camp system until his assassination in mid-1942.|
|Experiments performed on one of the "rabbits." There are many, many other pictures just like this.|
|The gas chambers at Ravensbrück.|
|SS Guard (Aufseherin) Irma Grese when she was arrested.|
|In the dock during the trial in Hamburg.|
|The sentence is passed, your presence is no longer necessary.|
|The Ravensbrück defendants, Irma Grese in the foreground.|