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Currently on display in the Fashion Room of the BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition is the prisoner’s jacket of Maria Schwella, who was interned in the Ravensbrück concentration camp in 1944. Imprisoned women had to make jackets like this in the camp’s internal tailor shop.

The clothing that prisoners wore was intended to make them recognisable, to discipline them and to deny them their individuality. Andrea Genest, director of the Ravensbrück Memorial, and staff member Sabine Röwer discuss, among other things, how female prisoners used clothing to protect themselves from the inhumane conditions in the concentration camp – and how they even customised and embellished it.

Moderation: Frauke Miera

Admission from 5:30 pm


Practical Notes

  • Piktogramm Meeting point & time
    Meeting point & time

    The meeting point for guided tours and the location for workshops can be found on your booking confirmation. In order for the tour to begin punctually, please arrive 15 minutes before the programme is due to start. We ask that you allow for this additional quarter hour when planning your visit.

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