RAVENSBRÜCK

f.KL-Ravensbrück (frauen-Konzentratioslager Ravensbrück / women's concentration camp Ravensbrück) was established north of Berlin during 1939, as the only main concentration camp for women. In 1941, a small men's camp was also added adjacent to the site. Throughout its existence, over 130,000 women and children, with an additional 20,000 men, were deported to the Ravensbrück camp system. Over 90,000 died.

Ravensbrück

Currency was created in various forms, notably two 1943 patterns, both of which were issued in .50RM and RM1 denominations. These were a Prämienschein, marked with "Arbeitsstelle" (work place) on the reverse and a "Deutsche Textil-und Bekleidungswerke G.m.b.H." marked token that was issued at the SS owned clothing factory where inmates worked. A 1944 pattern token which, unlike some of the other camps, was generally validated with a triangular stamp - and only issued as a RM1 token, and a canteen coupon sheet were also circulated at the camp. The 1943 variant has also been mentioned in literature as a 2RM denomination but has so far been unverified.

Ravensbrück Token