Irma Grese & Other Infamous SS Female Guards

Irma Grese & Other Infamous SS Female Guards : The Secret Stories of Their Holocaust & Auschwitz Atrocities Revealed

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UPDATE: SECOND EDITION - WITH ADDED CONTENT!! "***Warning - This book contains graphic pictures that may not be suitable for all ages***" There is no doubt that the atrocities committed in WWII are hard to stomach. Most people think of the guards at the worst concentration camps as the epitome of Hitler's regime, the blonde hair, blue-eyed, man. There were female guards through that made some of those men look like choirboys. Irma Grese, probably the most notorious of them all, was lesson in depravity who seemed to find pleasure and enjoyment in the torture inflicted on others. Find out what she said in her last moments on the gallows. Dorothea Binz was equally sadistic. Read more about what might have caused her to develop these depraved actions. Could a broken heart be the cause of it? The controversy regarding Ilse Koch is still ongoing today. Was she really the "Red Witch" as some claimed or did her actions have lesser consequences? While there's no doubt she wasn't innocent, some of the claims against her have been questioned over the years. Learn more about what she did or may not have done. These are just a few of the stories contained in this book. We explore the mind of the female SS Guard. Some of the claims are shocking. The author examines why we find so many of these crimes even more shocking than similar crimes committed by male guards. Not meant to sensationalize but to educate, these stories are approached with a lighter tone that doesn't trivialize but lessens the blow the brutality. History can be hard to hear. If we are determined to never again let these atrocities occur again though, we must learn the lessons of it now. Comments From Other Readers "I'll admit, this was hard to read at times. Some of the things that these women did, not because they were forced to but because they wanted to, were difficult to take. Honestly though, it wasn't much worse than what some of their male counterparts did. I think it's harder to read about women committing these crimes. The author does a great job at not sensationalizing it and keeps the tone of the book conversational. Great book!" - George (Alabama, US) "The first thing that caught my eye about this book was some of the images. I haven't seen these things in other books before. I know they're out there but it's not something that you come across very often. The stories and analysis in this book were well written and thought out. I liked the tone that the author took. It's different from other books. It made the stories more palatable. If you want to understand this side of history, this is the book to do it." - Sami (Massachusetts, US)show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1514110555
  • 9781514110553
  • 630,923

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