Irma Grese was one of the most notorious women in the
party Nazi, those criminals of war. She was one of, a relatively small
number of women that they had worked in the concentration camps that
were rejected and tribunals for the crimes of war for the Allies.
Returned the youngest woman that executed under the British jurisdiction
in the century 20 and it was also the youngest in the guards of the
Their First Days.
She wanted to be made nurse but the Exchange of Labour sent him so that
she/he worked in the Field of Extermination in Ravensbrück.Como many
other young people, she was conquered by the oratorical of Hitler. She/he
united to a group of youths that they adopted the dictator's ideas.
To the 19 year-old age she had become supervisora of Ravensbrook that
was used as a camp of training for many SS women. In marzode 1943 it
was transferred Auschwitz. Irma ascended to the position of
Oberaufseherin (bigger SS-supervisor) in the autumn of 1943, she had
around to the control to the of 30,000 prisoners all women, mainly
Polish and Hungarian Jews.
Their crimes and trial
Belsen was liberated thanks to the Britons and Irma together with the
commandant of the camp, Joseph Kramer, and other guards were all
arrested. Irma was defended by more L.S.W. Cranfield. Of the guilty
opposing defendants, eight men and three women were sentenced at the
death and 19 to several imprisonment terms.
Many of the survivors of Belsen testified against Irma. (see picture to
their rehearsal that takes their number.) They spoke of the beatings and
the arbitrary shooting of prisoners, the selection of prisoners for her
for the cameras of gas and it stops their sexual pleasure to these acts
of cruelty. She habitually took heavy boots, it took a whip and a gun.
She was condemned to have used physical and emotional methods to torture
the prisoners of the camp and she/he seemed to enjoy shooting prisoners
in cold blood. It was this that she hit some of the women until the
death and it whipped other relentlessly using a whip of folded
cellophane. The survivors informed that she seemed to enjoy a great
sexual pleasure of these acts of sadism.
She said in their defense that Himmler is responsible for what all have
happened but I suppose that I have as much blame as the other ones on
"No. 6 Bormann, 7, Volkenrath, 9, Grese. The sentence of this court is
that you will die being hung". She showed una´pequeña emosión along its
road and when the death penalty was translated in German for her as the
Tode durch den Strang", literally the death for the rope.
They can be more details of their trial in:
Her, Elisabeth Volkenrath, Juana Bormann and the eight masculine
prisoners were transferred Hameln (Hamelin) to the jail in Wesfalia to
wait their execution. The Real Engineers of the British Army built a
scaffold there and the eleven convicts hurtled together with other men
that had been condemned by the Commission of Crimes of War.
Se has revealed recently that some of the prisoners were given
injections of chloroform to stop its hearts that they hit and to obviate
the necessity to leave them suspended during one hour that was practical
normal in England. It is not known if this was made to the women
although Irma's body could be removed of the rope after 20 minutes. As
the youngest in the three women she decided that Irma would be the first
one in dying.
In the biography of Pierrepoint he describes the events that take to
Irma's execution and the own hanging like it continues": She left their
cell and wine toward us laughing. It seemed like a beautiful girl that
anyone has wanted toparce in the life. She answered the questions of
O'Neil, but when he asked their age she/he made a pause and she smiled.
I gave myself centa that we were laughing together with her, as if we
understood the conventional confusion of a woman that she/he reveals
their age. She said ' twenty-one, ' what we knew to be correct. '
Schnell! ' she said - in German for quick."
Bronze, D P. The Beautiful Beast: The Life and Crimes of SS-Aufseherin
Irma Grese. 1996
Phillips, Rehearsal of R. of Josef Kramer and Forty four Others. 1949
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