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At the end of autumn 1938, Himmler decided to establish a concentration camp for women in Ravensbrück.
Between 1942-1943, Ravensbrück served as a training camp for 3,500 female SS supervisors who went on to maltreat, torture, and murder women in other camps.
Nobody expected at that time that about 123,000 women representing almost 40 nations would be incarcerated in the camp throughout its entire operation until liquidation of the camp in July, 1945.
Polish women were divided into three groups all of which received their quota of bacteria
Nerve operations consisted in removing parts of the nerves of the lower limbs. Experiments on bones consisted of breaking (osteoclasis), grafting and (osteotomy) splitting.
Above all, it is amazing how under such appalling conditions, the women from Ravensbruck KL had abundance of the spiritual strength for creating pieces of art and poetry.