When Bereaved of Everything: Objects from the Concentration Camp of Ravensbrück as Expressions of Resistance, Memory, and Identity

  title={When Bereaved of Everything: Objects from the Concentration Camp of Ravensbr{\"u}ck as Expressions of Resistance, Memory, and Identity},
  author={Johanna Bergqvist Ryd{\'e}n},
  journal={International Journal of Historical Archaeology},
When survivors from the Ravensbrück concentration camp arrived in Sweden in spring 1945, some of the objects they brought with them from the camp were collected and preserved. These are modest in appearance, but were – as oral testimonies show – invaluable in camp. The concentration camp context of obliteration stretches the limits of interpretation of material culture to its extreme. In this article the objects are discussed as expressions of resistance, memory, and identity. These immaterial… Expand
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