Sadistic Women

954 Words 4 Pages
Evil and Sadistic SS Women When people think of sadistic killers during the Holocaust they think of men; What about their female counterparts? Many of these women were stationed in concentration camps. Some of the female members of the SS were more sadistic than male members. Herta Bothe is one of the three sadistic women spoken of in the Bergen Belsen trials. Bothe was born on January 3rd 1921 (Source Bergen Belsen Trial Transcript) in Tete, Mecklenburg. Bothe had done house work until 1940 (Source Bergen Belsen Trial Transcript).Herta Bothe was stationed in Bergen Belsen in 1945. From her own account she had arrived late February 20th-26th 1942 but it was not till mid-march was she put in charge of the wood Kamando. From eye witness …show more content…
Irma Grese was born to a peasant family of five in 1923. After finishing elementary school Grese went as a untrained nurse in an SS hospital. Grese in 1942 was put in charge of telephone duties in RavensBruck concentration camp. In 1943 Grese was re-assigned to Auschwitz Birkenau where she was assigned to oversee a road construction Kommando(degob.org). According to witnesses Grese was a former actress and she still had those good looks. The nickname she had gained for her stunning looks was the “Blonde Angel”. Although she was a narcissistic woman she was also known for her brutality. One witness from the road construction Kommando recalls “There was a beautiful woman named Grese who rode her bike. While thousands were standing on their knees in the scorching heat and she took much delight in watching us.” (degob.org) During the dreaded and hated selections Grese teamed up with Dr. Mengele. The way the selection went was “naked women went to Dr. Mengele first next Grese finally off to Drechsler.” (Irma Grese degob) Grese was without a doubt a sadist she prefered to hit the faces of the pretty female prisoners with a bullwhip. She had many lovers. The lovers she took were between prisoners and SS guards. Whenever Grese got impregnated she would have a former Hungarian Jewish Doctor abort her …show more content…
Some may think Herta was terrible but Irma Grese was at still considered at least two times worse. She rode her bike while thousands were on their knees in scorching heat with a delighted smile on her face. If that is not bad enough she had any pregnancies she would have aborted by a former Hungarian Jew that was a doctor. She may have aborted babies and took delight in watching prisoners misery but Ilse Koch was at least the worst of the worst. Ilse had a bad hobby of finding some prisoners tattoos interesting. She would then have them selected and carried off to where they would be killed and have their skin removed. That was only the beginning the skin would be tanned and preserved before being made into lampshades book covers and even human skulls made into paper weights. Koch even had a ladies hand bag made from this human skin. We may never know about all the atrocities and crimes against humanity committed by these three women, but the ones we do know are in this research

Related Documents