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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.
Click through to read a summary of the, for the most part, never prosecuted atrocities committed by several Nazi wives and mothers. The new book involves information from archives which revealed some women were as guilty as the men.
Liselotte Meier, one of the thousands of Nazi women who were complicit in the crimes of the Third Reich
Irma Grese, the "Hyena of Auschwitz," a vicious, sadistic guard who was described by one interviewer as "the worst human being I have ever encountered." She was hanged at the age of 22 alongside other sadists from Auschwitz and Belsen.
COCO CHANEL WAS DEFINITELY A NAZI. Archival documents verify that Chanel herself was a Nazi spy, committing herself to the German cause as early as 1941, when she became a paid agent of General Walter Schellenberg, chief of SS intelligence. Why would Coco Chanel have sympathized with the Nazis?
Pictures found on germans prisoners of war during liberation of France, in France in 1940's. (Photo by Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
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.
During WWII, Hitler forbid women (with some limited exceptions) from serving in the military and relegated them to strictly domestic roles. Contrast with the Soviet Red Army which had over 2,000 women snipers, including: Ludmila Pavlichenko, Klavdiya Kalugina, Nina Lobkovskaya, Moldagulova, Alija, Catherine Golovakha and Nina Kovalenko. Ultimately, the Soviets defeated the nazis with Hitler committing suicide. Then Hiroshima and Nagasaki happened...
Margot Woelk, food taster for Hitler: "For more than half a century, Margot Woelk kept her secret hidden from the world, even from her husband. Then, a few months after her 95th birthday, she revealed the truth about her wartime role: Adolf Hitler's food taster. Woelk, then in her mid-twenties, spent two and a half years as one of 15 young women who sampled Hitler's food to make sure it wasn't poisoned before it was served to the Nazi leader in his 'Wolf's Lair' in what is now Poland."
Nazi war criminal and camp guard Irma Grese is notorious for her cruelty at Ravensbrueck, Bergen Belsen and Auschwitz.
Survivor of medical experiments performed on twins in Auschwitz holds powerful, touching AMA. Eva Mozes Kor's story is not only one of survival, but also one of compassion and love. She was just a child when she and her family were sent off to a concentration camp, but because she happened to be a twin, the horrors she experienced were different from those most others endured. Q&A: www.reddit.com/...
Krystyna Skarbek:British intelligence,Operations Exec(SOE) Born in Poland.Recieved many decorations for her work in Nazi occupied Poland & France.Stabbed to death 6/1952 by Dennis Muldowney whose advances she rejected.He was hung.
Irena Sendler got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumber. She courageously smuggled babies in her tool box and larger children in a sack. She trained her dog to bark at the Nazi's came near to hide the cry of the children. She saved more than 2,500 children and was eventually caught and tortured. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Price but lost to Al Gore but by anyone's definition is a true hero. She lived to the ripe old age of 98.
"Eugenics in America lasted until at least 1974. That's when the North Carolina Eugenics Board stopped its operations..... But the Human Betterment League, which provided funding for eugenics, stayed open in North Carolina until the mid-1980s."
Miracle of the Mengele babies: Auschwitz prisoners hid pregnancies. I came across this article this morning and after our reading you realize just how much they went through. One of the survivors (I don't think it says which) lives in Wisconsin! -Jamie S