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Unknown Buchenwald concentration camp guard, beaten and hanged by the prisoners upon liberation of camp. One of the few who got what he deserved. The picture was taken by the American military photographer Elizabeth Miller.
Mary Ellen Wilson (1864–1956) or sometimes Mary Ellen McCormack was an American whose case of child abuse led to the creation of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. As an eight-year old, she was severely abused by her foster parents, Francis and Mary Connolly.
The Aufseherinnen were female guards in Nazi concentration camps during The Holocaust. Of the 55,000 guards who served in Nazi concentration camps, about 3,700 were women. In 1942, the first female guards arrived at Auschwitz and Majdanek from Ravensbrück. The year after, the Nazis began conscripting women because of a guard shortage. The German title for this position, Aufseherin (plural Aufseherinnen) means female overseer or attendant.
Another product of the Nazi’s final solution, Irma Grese or the “Bitch of Belsen” was a guard at concentration camps Ravensbrück, Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen. Transferred to Auschwitz in 1943, (she must have shown particular enthusiasm and dedication to the job), she was promoted to Senior Supervisor, the 2nd highest ranking female in camp, by the end of the year. In charge of over 30,000 Jewish female prisoners, she reveled in her work.
The face of the Nazi killer and sadist: Josef Kramer, commandant of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, shortly before his execution by hanging, December 1945.
Gas cell in a concentration camp Natzweiler-Struthof: A look into the gas chamber, where in August 1943 86 Jews were killed. The room is 2.40 meters wide, 3.60 meters deep and 2.60 meters high. Concentration camp commandant, Josef Kramer, who started the executions watched through a peephole to the deadly effect of the gas.
1942 Poland, men, women and children sent to concentration death camp Treblinka
Irma Grese... one the most notorious of the female Nazi war criminals and was one of the relatively small number of women who had worked in the concentration camps that were hanged for war crimes by the Allies. She had no remorse for her crimes until her last dying breath.