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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-04 09:28 AM
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18. A written reprimand?!!!
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Irma Grese was by far the most notable of the female Nazi war criminals.
She became the youngest woman executed under British jurisdiction in the 20th century when she went to the gallows on 13th December 1945.

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Many of the survivors of Belsen testified against Irma at her trial. (see photo) They spoke of the beatings and the arbitrary shooting of prisoners, the savaging of prisoners by her trained and half starved dogs, of her selecting prisoners for the gas chambers and of her sexual pleasure at these acts of cruelty. She habitually wore heavy boots and carried a whip and a pistol. (see photo above)
She was alleged to have used both physical and emotional methods to torture the camp's inmates and seemed to enjoy shooting prisoners in cold blood. It was claimed that she beat some of the women to death and whipped others mercilessly using a plaited cellophane whip. Survivors reported that she seemed to derive great sexual pleasure from these acts of sadism.
In her hut was found the skins of three inmates that she had had made into lamp shades.
She said in her defense that "Himmler is responsible for all that has happened but I suppose I have as much guilt as the others above me".
Not surprisingly she was found guilty and along with Kramer and 11 other defendants, she was sentenced to death by hanging. She showed little emotion throughout her trail and none when the death sentence was translated into German for her. (The other defendants received various prison terms)

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