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WWII Film Screening and Discussions
October 10 @ 6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Where Birds Never Sang: The Ravensbrueck Concentration Camp | film and discussion led by Karl Albert SchleunesSeventy-six kilometers north of Berlin is a pastoral setting accessible by a road that winds through a woods of pine trees, with splashes of wild flowers leading down to a lake. There, one can recline on the sandy beach and look across to the medieval townof Furstenberg. Not far from the center of this village is a wall, rather tall and imposing, made not of hand-cut stones, but of concrete. Even more startling, more incongruous, is the second wall of barbed wire. It is only then that we realize that behind this wall separating tranquility from history is Ravensbruck. Ravensbruck was not the only concentration camp for women, there were many others. Ravensbruck was the largest concentration camp for women on the grounds of the German Reich.