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Revenge at Birkenau: Jewish dancer and actress shoots SS man Schillinger fatally and injures SS man Emmerich on 10/23/43 in the undressing room of crematorium II before she and her fellow women were to be gassed. She did a strip tease in front of the lecherous Schillinger in order to distract him and grab his gun. She shot both men after successfully grabbing it.

Russian women and children recently liberated from a Nazi concentration camp lay flowers at the bodies of four dead American soldiers. Eyewitnesses reported the Americans were murdered by German officers after they had surrendered in Hilden, Germany (1945)

During the violent months preceding the liberation of Paris, Wake killed a German guard with a single karate chop to the neck, executed a women who had been spying for the Germans, shot her way out of roadblocks and biked 70 hours through perilous Nazi checkpoints to deliver radio codes for the Allies. And she was a New Zealander. In spite of Hitler she lives to be 98.

This is Rose Valland, one of the heroes of Nazi-Occupied France. An employee of the Louvre, she kept records of the art stolen by Nazi officers—what was taken, from where, and by whom. She was instrumental in the postwar return of countless stolen pieces, and one of the most decorated women in French history.

The remains of the church in which 247 women and 205 children were trapped and killed by the Nazis. The middle window behind the altar is the one through which the only survivor Marguerite Rouffanche escaped

orli wald, a member of the german resistance in nazi germany, was arrested in 1936 and charged with high treason ... she served 4 1/2 yrs. in a women's prison, followed by "protective custody" in nazi concentration camps where she was a prisoner functionary in the infirmary at auschwitz-birkenau ... because of her helpfulness to jewish and other prisoners she was called the "angel of auschwitz" ... she escaped in 1945

Women's barracks in Auschwitz, the Nazi extermination camp in Poland. Just breaks your hurt,more so, because these women's families has most likely already been sent to the bass chamber . Biddy

This is Elfriede Rinkel. In her twenties she was a guard at Ravensbrück. At the tail end of the Second World War, from June 1944 to April 1945, she was an acting handler of the viciously trained SS guard dogs. In 1959 Rinkel left for the United States where she was admitted as an immigrant. In the 1960s she met a German Jew, Fred William Rinkel and they married in 1962. Her husband had fled Nazi Germany and escaped the Holocaust but died never knowing of his wife’s past.

Corrie ten Boom. She her family hid persecuted Jews in Nazi Holland during WWII, for which they were imprisoned, tortured Corrie's family killed. Corrie endured solitary confinement in prison 10 months of cruelty while interned, yet always prayed for the hearts of her captors. She was released from Ravensbruck concentration camp on New Year’s Eve 1944 later learned it was due to a clerical error. The women in her age group were sent to their deaths 1 week after her discharge.

Allied soldiers examining Nazi ruin.

  • Marjorie Pickard

    Harry, yes, the US and Russia were in 'competition' as to who would formally take Berlin.

  • Harry the Boone

    Not just any Allies. These are Russian soldiers. I'd guess the Reichstag, but that is only a guess.

Nicknamed the Beautiful Beast. Irma Grese was a concentration camp guard and one of the few women to be called to account for her crimes. She was hanged in 1945 at the age of 22.

Documents found in Germany’s Federal Archive have revealed "bride schools" once used to turn young women into perfect Nazi wives. A 6-week program on how to cook, sew, iron, breed children, and worship Der Fuhrer, Adolph Hitler was required for those who wanted to marry SS officers:

Irma Grese the "Beast of Belsen" at the Belsen Trial. She was sentenced to death for crimes against humanity

Nazi women of the SS . Evil in all forms, notice her evil smile of glee. Disgusting.

Bones of anti-Nazi German women still are in the crematoriums in the German concentration camp at Weimar, Germany, taken by the 3rd U.S. Army. Prisoners of all nationalities were tortured and killed. Pfc. W. Chichersky, April 14, 1945. 111-SC- 203461. Pictures of World War II US National Archives

Nazi doctor Hirt. During WW1 Hirt was wounded by a bullet in the jaw at the age of 18. Hirt studied medicin in Heidelberg and became a professor in Greifswald, Frankfurt am Main and at the "Reichsuniversität" in occupied Straßburg. Im November 1942 he started experiments on humans in KZ Natzweiler-Struthof. In August 1943 he was responsible for the murder of 86 Jewish men and women for a permanent collection on races. He killed himself at June 2nd 1945 in his hiding in the Black Forrest.

The Monuments Men, the group of Allied men and women who recovered stolen artwork from the Nazis in Europe during the Second World War. The group was composed of artists, curators, archivist, soldiers, men and women from over 13 nations.

During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded honor of the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946.

Lydia Litvyak. One of two Russian pilots who were the world’s only female fighting aces during World War II. She kicked Nazi butt.

The Return of the Mona Lisa to the Louvre after the war, Paris, 1945 All thanks to the Monuments Men.Read: "The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History" by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter. Published 2009. Center Street.