New visitor centre opens at former concentration camp Ravensbrueck

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A new visitors' centre was opened on Sunday at the former Ravensbrueck concentration camp north of Berlin. The 400-square-metre glass-walled structure fits in well with the historic atmosphere of the complex, said Insa Eschebach, head of the Ravensbrueck Memorial Centre.

Tours of what was once the largest women's concentration camp on German soil begin at the new visitors' centre and also end there.

More than 133,000 women and children from Germany, Poland and other countries were held at the camp between 1939-1945. Some 20,000 male prisoners were kept in an adjacent camp.

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