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Ravensbrück – Womens concentrations camp cap

This cap is in unissued condition and was produced for the female prisoners in concentration camp Ravensbrück.
The striped wool cloth contains a smooth grey edge which also can be found on the inside of the Waffen-SS uniforms.


Ravensbrück (located near Fürstenberg) was a concentration camp for women during World War II.
It was inaugurated on November 25, 1938 and during the war there were about 153,000 prisoners in the camp, of these about 132,000 were women.

Between 20,000 and 30,000 prisoners died as a result of executions, starvation or disease or as a result of medical experiments.

On April 27 and 28, 1945, the SS marched all men and women who were still able to walk in a northwesterly direction during the infamous death marches.
Three thousand sick and weakened women and three hundred men remained in the camp.
Ravensbrück concentration camp was liberated by the Russians on April 30, 1945.