77th anniversary of the liberation of the Ravensbrück women's concentration camp


Program 77th Anniversary of Liberation

Friday April 29, 2022

Late morning

Pupils from the Ernst-Litfaß-School in Berlin are renewing the waymarks on the Road of Remembrance from Fürstenberg train station to the Ravensbrück Memorial. It supports Ingo Grollmus.

5 p.m. – 7 p.m 2nd and 3rd generation international forum Meeting of relatives of former prisoners Moderator: Dr. Matthew Heyl, Dr. Andrea Geneste Languages: English, French, Polish, German with simultaneous translation Location: Online Registration at paedagogik@ravensbrueck.de is required.

Saturday April 30, 2022

2 p.m. – 3 p.m Opening of the exhibition: "Resistance - Persecution - Deportation. Women from France in Ravensbrück Concentration Camp 1942-1945”


Andrea Genest, Head of the Ravensbrück Memorial


Emmanuel Cohet, Minister at the French Embassy in Germany

Marie-France Cabeza-Marnet, Amicale de Ravensbrück and the commanders' dependents

Anne Cordier, SFAADIR (Société des familles et amis des anciennes deportées et internées de la Resistance)

Introduction to the exhibition

Mechthild Gilzmer and Hannah Sprute, curators

Guest of honor

Lili Leignel, survivor of Ravensbrück concentration camp

musical accompaniment

Céline Bocquillon (vocals), Katharzina Wieczerzak (double bass), Renaud Cayla (guitar)

The event will be held in German and French with simultaneous translation.

We kindly ask you to register at: thalheim@stiftung-bg.email

4 p.m Commemoration at the Uckermark concentration camp memorial site

with speeches and music

Meeting point for rides: Ravensbrück memorial, house of the camp community, from 3 p.m

Current information: www.gedenkort-kz-uckermark.de

Organizers: Initiative for a memorial site of the former concentration camp Uckermark e.V./Netzwerk

Sunday 1 May 2022

9 a.m. – 10 a.m

Commemoration at the Soviet memorial

Location: Soviet War Memorial, Bahnhofstrasse

Organizers: Camp community Ravensbrück/Freundeskreis e. V

10 a.m. – 12 p.m

Central memorial event

greeting dr Andrea Genest, Head of the Ravensbrück Memorial, Ambra Laurenzi, President of the International Ravensbrück Committee

speeches Robert Philipp, Mayor of the city of Fürstenberg/Havel Lili Leignel, survivor of the Ravensbrück women's concentration camp, France dr Manja Schüle, Minister for Science, Research and culture of the state of Brandenburg Geraldine Schwarz, author

Weronika Kann, Ravensbrück Father's Prayer, Warsaw Kaddisch, cantor Mimi Sheffer, Berlin

Laying of a wreath at the memorial "The Bearer" Musical accompaniment: Petra Kiessling, Berlin Location: Forecourt of the former commandant's office

Inauguration of memorials

12.30 p.m. – 1 p.m

Unveiling memorial plaque for Margaretha Crombeen

Organizer: Veterans Association of Wichelen (Belgium)

1pm – 2pm

Official commemoration of the lesbian women and girls

Organizers: Initiative “Autonomous Feminist Women and Lesbians from Germany and Austria

Accompanying exhibition: Ways to commemorate and remember lesbian women in the Ravensbrück women's concentration camp

Location: Former tailor shop

2 p.m. – 3 p.m

Inauguration of a memorial for the women who did forced sex labor

Organizer: Project group Ravensbrück (Bielefeld)

3 p.m. – 4 p.m

Interfaith and interdenominational commemoration Organizers: Working group “Future workshop interreligious commemoration” Meeting point: 2.45 p.m. at the visitor center