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Irma Ida llse Grese
Birth: Oct. 7, 1923, Germany
Death: Dec. 13, 1945, Germany

German War Criminal. After leaving school in 1938 to join the League of German Girls, a Nazi group, Grese worked in various jobs until being transferred to Auschwitz to be a guard. By the end of 1943, she had moved up to be senior supervisor, in charge of around 30,000 Jewish female prisoners. In January of 1945, Grese briefly returned to Ravensbruck where she had previously worked, before going to Bergen-Belsen as a warden of the women's section. She was captured by the British on April 17, 1945, along with other SS personnel who did not try to escape. Later in the year, Grese was among 44 individuals charged with war crimes at the Belsen trial. Details of the brutality and torture she had engaged in during her years at both Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen came to light during the trial, and at the end, Grese and ten others were convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to death. On December 13, 1945, she was executed by hanging at Hameln Jail. Grese is considered to be the youngest woman to "die judicially under English law" in the 20th Century. (bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) 
 
Note: Irma Grese was reburied in Am Wehl Cemetery, in Hanover, Germany in 1954 As others were reburied with her, their graves are unmarked to prevent a shrine.
 
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Am Wehl
Hanover
Hannoversche Landkreis
Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
 
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Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
Record added: Feb 08, 2010
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