The News Journal
In one of the Holocaust’s lesser-known atrocities, SS commander Heinrich Himmler established a concentration camp north of Berlin where about 132,000 prisoners were starved, tortured, used as slave labor and subjected to so-called “medical experiments.”

They were all women.

At Ravensbrück, the Nazis’ only major concentration camp exclusively for women, about one-fifth of the prisoners were Jewish. Others were political prisoners, prostitutes, Gypsies, criminals, lesbians and Jehovah’s Witnesses — all groups persecuted by Hitler’s regime. Fewer than one in 10 survived. For full story.