Updated, 8:40 a.m.
The Norcross Welcome Center will hold an exhibit this month on Ravensbrück, a women’s concentration camp during the Holocaust in World War II.
The exhibit will be on display starting Monday, Jan. 7, with an opening reception to be held in the Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center on Sunday, Jan. 13.
According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Ravensbrück camp in northern Germany was the largest concentration camp for women in the German Reich, coming second in size after the women's camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau. While the prison started off with 900 women in 1939, Ravensbrück grew in 1945 to 50,000 prisoners, who came from more than 30 different countries.
The Norcross Welcome Center & Museum is located at 189 Lawrenceville St. in historic downtown and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Norcross Welcome Center Coordinator Cate Kitchen at 678-421-2049.
Editor's Note: This article originally stated that the opening reception for the Ravensbrück exhibit will be Jan. 7. The reception will not be held until Jan. 13. We apologize for the misinformation.
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