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  • Haley Gogue

    Ilse Koch was the wife of Karl-Otto Koch, commandant of the Nazi concentration camps Buchenwald (from 1937 to 1941) and Majdanek (from 1941 to 1943). She was accused of taking souvenirs from the skin of murdered inmates with distinctive tattoos. She was known as "The Witch of Buchenwald" by the inmates because of her cruelty and lasciviousness toward prisoners. She is also called in English "The Beast of Buchenwald", "The Bitch of Buchenwald"and the "Butcher Widow"..... I knew gert was a serial killer

  • Bojana Bikic

    Deadliest women in history. Ilse Koch was the wife of Karl-Otto Koch, commandant of the Nazi concentration camps Buchenwald (1937–1941) and Majdanek (1941–1943). She was one of the first prominent Nazis to be tried by the U.S. military.

  • Never Done Learning

    It seems the more you look into the Koch Brothers the darker their world is. Ilse Koch, tried for war crimes by an American military tribunal in 1947.

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Ilse Koch, “The Witch of Buchenwald”, sitting in a cell after her capture by Allied forces, April 1946 - Ralph Morse

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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.

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Please don't walk under the waterfall and get my dress wet. Mother thinks I'm upstairs doing needlepoint.

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!"

VIETNAM. Human skulls were a favorite souvenir among the soldiers and their officers. The commander of this unit, Colonel (now Brigadier General) George S. Patton III, carried around a skull at his farewell party. 1967

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