Ilse Koch

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  • The Crucial Role Of Non-Jewish Women In World War II

    A select few women out of the population, however, came into power and took up positions in concentration camps whether it be because of a marriage to a S.S. officer, or just because they earned the position themselves. Ilse Koch is now one of the most well known S.S. concentration camp overseers. She married Karl Otto Koch, and the two were transferred to Buchenwald, where she took her position as camp overseer. What distinguished her from the rest of the women working in the camps was her particular methods of cruelty. Ilse was known for riding her horse through the camp and beating any inmate that so happened to catch her eye at the time. Another one of her favorite activities was rumored to be watching the inmates come in to the camp for the first time and looking for any tattoos or body markings that she fancied. If she saw one she fancied she was likely to order almost immediate death for that inmate. This process resulted in many new human skin lampshades, book covers, gloves, and even a purse for Ilse. Eventually in 1947 she was sentenced to life-imprisonment, but she was released only two years later to be retried and then resentenced to life-imprisonment again in 1951. It was during this sentence in 1967 that she committed…

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  • Sadistic Women

    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…

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  • Miasma Theory: The Theory Of Bad Air Caused By The Environment

    The underlying focus of Miasma theory relied on the theory of bad air caused by the environment. The new environments of the tropics being explored by the western world and the new environment of cities created by the industrialization in the nineteenth century, provided new types of bad air, and thus best explained the emergence of diseases as epidemics. Malaria became a major problem in the tropics, and Cholera became a major problem in the cities. The mechanism of spreading for cholera and…

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  • Neighbors May Finally Get Their Way Case Study

    Since 1982, various civic groups and campaigns have launched multiple campaigns to restore and reuse the hospital buildings in an attempt to revitalize the surrounding area with affordable housing contained within the hospital buildings. One specific group, Neighborhood Women, led by Jen Peterson, a woman from the community who has united the supporters out of a vision of the common goal of development, has been at the forefront of the fight to reuse the buildings. This group has consistently…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Anthrax

    cattle, sheep, camels and oxen” (CDC, 2016). In addition to this, many scholars believe that anthrax was described by Homer in The Iliad and some even suggest that anthrax contributed to the fall of Rome (CDC, 2016). Fast-forward many years, and the first clinical description of anthrax was given by Maret in 1769 (CDC, 2016). This was a leap in the identification of anthrax, as previously it has only been written about in historical accounts rather than a clinical medical setting. The first…

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  • Summary Of Jane Mayer's Dark Money

    who try to buy their way through political campaigns and government representatives. Although David Koch ran for president on a libertarian ticket, his loss led him to begin to try and buy influence with the people in office. She digs into the family’s political affairs throughout the span of their generations, since the formation of the family’s oil refinery by the family patriarch, Fred Chase Koch. However, the Koch estate progressed vastly through their business relations with wildly known…

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  • Concentration Camps Of The Holocaust

    or religious beliefs, the prisoners of Buchenwald suffered tremendously. Ilse and Karl Koch administered some of the worst treatment to the prisoners. Karl Koch joined the Nazi party and the SS in 1931. He married Ilse Koch, “the beast [or bitch or red witch] of Buchenwald”. Karl became head of Buchenwald, because of his close friendship with Hitler. The power hungry Kochs are responsible for some of the most horrendous treatment of the Buchenwald prisoners. During their four years as commanders…

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  • Hitler: The First Guilty Women By Paul Roland

    became a camp guard and soon acquired a reputation as a sadist who beat prisoners without mercy. She had a good time shooting at weak female prisoners with her pistol. And she often beat sick girls with a wooden stick. After the war Herta Bothe was charged with having committed war crimes. At the Bergen-Belsen Trial she received a 10-year sentence. Ilse Koch, a secretary by profession, became a SS overseer at camp. Ilse was known as the “Bitch of Buchenwald” for her bestial cruelty and sadistic…

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  • Comparing Josef Mengele And Heinrich Himmler's Contribution To The Holocaust

    “Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions,” a relevant quote by Primo Levi (Primo Levi 1). Primo Levi was an Italian scientist, and a Jewish Holocaust survivor of Auschwitz. He experienced many hardships of the concentration camps, and was a witness to the atrocities committed by Holocaust criminals. Franz Stangl, and Ernst Kaltenbrunner, were sentenced…

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  • Gender Roles In War Effort

    killing centers were created. This was in combination with the ghettos and concentration camp to have complete control over the people they were trying to apress. The camps and ghettos held there exploited workers in Hitler’s work force. When deemed not able to work or just random choice those peoples were sent to the killing centers on trains and funneled into gas chambers. As the war continued and the Soviet Union moved German forces back many camps had to be evacuated. This led to death…

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