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13 December 1945 – Irma Grese

Posted in Death penalty, Hanged with tags , , , , , , on December 13 by Old Sparky

Irma Grese

Irma Grese

Irma Grese was sentenced to be hanged at the same Belsen trial as her commandant Josef Kramer.

A brutal SS guard, Grese’s tyrannical career started off at Ravensbrück aged just 19 years old. Just a year before the end of the war, she was transferred to Auschwitz-Birkenau before she ended up at Bergen-Belsen.

Her methods were callous, sexually and sadistically depraved, not to mention ultra-violent. She thought nothing of torturing inmates, shooting, them, beating them, even setting her starved dogs on camp inhabitants.

Her hut even contained lampshades made from the skins of three people. She was executed, aged 22.

In the 2005 film Pierrepoint Grese was portrayed in typically angry form by Bosnian actress Sheyla Shehovic.

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