Ilse Koch, “The Witch of Buchenwald”, sitting in a cell after her capture by Allied forces, April 1946 - Ralph Morse
Irma Grese, “the Beast of Belsen” (1923-1945) - a former nursing assistant and teenage Nazi SS auxiliary female guard in Auschwitz and Belsen concentration camps. Under the Nazi system, Irma was trained to function as a state serial killer, but in the end began to kill for her own hedonistic needs. She had a dark compulsion to torture and kill inmates in her charge and became so excessively homicidal that even male SS guards began to complain. She was hung by the British on December 13th 1945.
The testimony of Hauptsturmführer Josef Kramer. Known as "The Beast of Belsen", Kramer claims to have striven to improve conditions for the inmates at the camp. While stationed at Auschwitz (his dept. included both the Gas Chambers and Crematoria), he admits to feeling "slightly surprised" at the orders given to send human beings to the gas chambers, and "wondered to myself whether such action was really right." Kramer was executed for war crimes soon after this testimony was given.
Fritz Sauckel was General Plenipotentiary for Labour Deployment in the Nazi government. He assumed the post in March 1942 and immediately got to work to round up forced labor from the occupied territories. Working closely with Albert Speer, the munitions minister, he kept feeding The Beast with slaves, most of whom perished in the factories and dungeons of Nazi Germany. He was hanged for his crimes in 1946.His last words were: "I die innocent, my sentence is unjust. God protect Germany!"