Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Female Serial Killers of National Socialist Germany

The dates represent the year each of these female serial killers was tried for her crimes. The term “free-lance killer” denotes a Nazi who violated the official code of conduct by engaging in homicidal; acts for personal pleasure rather than governmental duty.


1945 – Johanna Altvater – Germany – Ukraine, Poland: “Holocaust of Bullets” 
1945 – Hermine BraunsteinerConcentration camp “free-lance killer”
1945 – Irma Grese – Concentration camp “free-lance killer”
1945 – Erna Petri –
1946 – Valentina Bilien – “Death panel“ nurse
1946 – Anna KatschenkaDeath panel“ nurse
1946 – Gerta Oberheuser Doctor
1946 – Ella Schmidt, Liesel Bachor & Kathe Pisters – Official child care providers
1946 – Marianne Tuerk (Türk) & Margarethe HeubschDeath panel“ physicians


Ilse Koch has not been included because there is – despite her legend and the fact that she was indeed a vicious creature– no evidence that she was responsible for the human-skin lampshades or other homicidal acts attributed to her.



Kathrin Kompisch, Perpetrators: Women Under National Socialism (translation of German title)  explodes the myth behind the propaganda. – ‘The history of National Socialism has long been reduced to one that blamed men for everything,’ says Kompisch. ‘The fact is women were involved at all levels of the Third Reich’s most infamous and brutal crimes . . . There were always choices, even within the Third Reich, and women often made their own choices as much as men.” [Allan Hall, “Nazi women exposed as every bit as bad as Hitler's deranged male followers,” Daily Mail





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  1. There are more female freaks: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1142824/Nazi-women-exposed-bit-bad-Hitlers-deranged-male-followers.html

    "Dorothea Binz, head training overseer at the all-female camp of Ravensbruck after 1942, trained her female students in the finer points of ‘malicious pleasure’. One survivor stated after the war that the Germans brought a group of 50 women to the camp to undergo training. The women were then separated and brought before the inmates. Each woman was then told to beat a prisoner.

    Of the 50 women, three had asked for a reason and only one had refused."

    Etc, etc, etc.
    Source: Taeterinnen - Frauen im Nationalsozialismus. Germany: Boehlau Verlag.

    Author: Kathrin Kompisch.
    Kathrin Kompisch is a German Historian.

  2. I'd like to use your information for a blog I'm contributing to.

    I've also compiled bibliographies on female pedophiles here: http://www.feministed.com/resources/research/female-pedophiles/

    Another one on domestic violence:

    Feel free to use any and all that information. I'm currently gathering information on nuns involved in pedophilia and sexual abuse and research on filicide by women.

    Best Regards.

  3. Allan Hall, “Nazi women exposed as every bit as bad as Hitler's deranged male followers,” Daily Mail, Feb. 11, 2009