Source: Women In Black, June 4, 2016
Please support a memorial for the persecuted and murdered lesbian women and girls in the concentration camp Ravensbrück
Dear friends and supporters!
Since the 80ies there have been several initiatives from lesbian groups and -organisations as well as from feminist historians, feminist archives and activists to create a place where to commemorate the lesbian women who have been persecuted and murdered in the women’s concentration camp of Ravensbrück.
In three consecutive years we - a group of feminist women and lesbians from Germany and Austria , have organised debates and meeting on “Persecution of lesbian women in Nazism – Information, exchange and remembrance” at Ravensbrück. At the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the women’s concentration camp Ravensbrück and the youth concentration camp for girls and young women in Uckermark and the men’s camp we laid a memorial stone for the lesbians murdered in Ravensbrück.
We have decided that we will apply officially for the commemorative orb to remain.
Please support us in our efforts to get a memorial for the lesbian women murdered in Ravensbrück
We like to show with this call for support that this initiative is shared by many persons and organisations:
At the 19th of May 2016 the International Ravensbrück Committee (IRK) has decided at the annual meeting in Vienna, to support our demand for the installation of the commemorative orb. (For more information see the information-letter to the IRK)
If you want to support this initiative, please write to:
Giving the Name of organisation / group or personal name and activity/profession
Please sign till 6.6., or latest until 10.6. 2016
Wiebke Haß, Hamburg
Susanne Kuntz, Hamburg
Lisa Steininger, Wien
Irmes Schwager, Kassel