"Pregnant Woman." Drawing by Ravensbrück prisoner Helen Ernst. Ravensbrucker Zeichnungen
"Ravensbrück was the only major concentration camp that the Nazis built especially for women. Learning about this unique camp gives us the opportunity to think about how gender (sociopoliticoeconomic) and biological differences between men and women affected women during the Holocaust. Within the universal suffering of all of the victims of the Holocaust, men’s and women’s experiences were different.
By focusing on the gender and biological issues specific to women, we can begin to better understand the Holocaust in its entirety…”
For the story of some women from Ravensbrück, see Sexualized Violence and Forced Prostitution in National Socialism