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Margarete Mewes was a female overseer at a Nazi concentration camp during the whole period of World War II.


Margarete Mewes was born in Furstenberg, Germany on February 14, 1914. The town of Furstenberg was founded just fifty so miles north of Berlin and established along a lake (the Schwedt-See). Just across from the city of Furstenberg, the Nazis sent 500 male inmates from Sachsenhausen in November 1938 to begin counstruction of a new concentration camp called Ravensbruck. In early 1939, Margarete applied to be a female guard at the camp just across the small lake from her home town, which was still under construction. She was accepted and began training on July 1, 1939. Margarete soon graduated from her courses and served as an Aufseherin in Ravensbruck, while bouncing back to her home town after her duties were done each day. Though female guards were not allowed to talk about what happened in the camp, sometimes information would slip out. Maragrete served in her position until the Soviets closed in on Ravensbruck, then accompanied the death march west. eventually she was caught by British troops and sent to an internment camp for German war criminals. Margarete stood accused at the first Ravensbruck Trial along with Dorothea Binz, her boss after 1943, and Greta Boesel. She was handed down a sentence of ten years imprisonment for war crimes. A picture of Margarete Mewes on trial can be found on http://www.geocities.com/biskupia/dorotheabinz.htm


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Margarete Mewes was a female overseer at Ravensbruck, a Nazi concentration camp during the whole period of World War II.
Margarete Mewes was born in F├╝rstenberg/Havel, Germany on February 14, 1914.
Mewes served in her position until the Soviets closed in on Ravensbruck, then accompanied the death march west.
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