Voices from Ravensbrück

– a unique collection of source material from the survivors of Ravensbrück and other concentration camps in the nazi-occupied Europe


In the spring of 1945 more than 21 000 former concentration camp prisoners came to the southern parts of Sweden through the Red Cross and Folke Bernadotte's "White Busses"1.
Zygmunt Łakociński, Polish lecturer at Lund University, and historian Sture Bolin, started a project that involved interviewing and documenting the experiences of the former prisoners. The Swedish government financed the project which was carried out between October 1945 and November 1946. The archive was sealed until 1995 when work began to make it available to researchers and to the public. The project was called Voices from Ravensbrück.

 

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1 "White Busses" is the commonly used terms for the vehicles used to transport concentration camp survivors to Sweden towards the end of World War II. The busses were painted entirely white except for a Red Cross emblem on the side in order to distinguish them from military vehicles.


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