Irma Grese Defendant number 9, Irma Grese, dubbed the "Beast of Belsen" was convicted for crimes against humanity at the Belsen Trial and sentenced to death. She had been employed at various Nazi concentration camps including Auschwitz and Belsen. At her trial survivors provided detailed testimony of murders, tortures, and other brutal behaviour towards prisoners, especially women. She was 22 years old when she was executed.
When Yehuda Koren and Eilat Negev heard of a family of dwarves snatched from the gas chamber by Josef Mengele, it sounded incredible. But how to verify the testimony of Holocaust survivors? And should you even try?
Map of the Holocaust in Europe during World War II, 1939-1945. This map shows all extermination camps (or death camps), most major concentration camps, labor camps, prison camps, ghettos, major deportation routes and major massacre sites.
A Visit to Dachau Concentration Camp in Munich, Germany
Visiting Dachau Concentration Camp was the main thing we did on our visit to Munich, but we did also find to visit Hofbrauhaus and a few other places. In this post I talk about what it was like visiting Dachau with kids.