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  1. Martin Antonenko A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    "Equality" the Nazi way!



    On May 18, 1939, the Nazi rulers in Germany introduced a kind of "equality" in their own murderous way - if you want to call it that...:

    On this day, the first female prisoners come to the Ravensbrück women's concentration camp, north of Berlin, which was built especially for them...:

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    First the captured women have to finish building their own barracks - after they first had to build the shelters for their guards!

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    The inmates are guarded by 560 women, all of whom belong to the "Totenkopf SS"...:

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    In January 1940, the "Reichs-Heini", SS-Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler, personally came by for an inspection visit and inspected the guards and the guarded...:

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    On his departure, he leaves a special "gift" for the women prisoners: Himmler orders corporal punishment (to the point of death) to be introduced in this women's camp as well - up to now it was already common practice in the concentration camps for men.

    The SS made every effort to earn as much money as possible with the labor of the tortured women:

    On June 21, 1939, the SS company "Gesellschaft für Textil- und Lederverwertung mbH"("Society for Textile and Leather Utilization mbH", Texled) was founded in Ravensbrück...

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    ... a year later the company "Siemens & Halske" (today "Siemens") had production barracks built in the immediate vicinity of the Ravensbrück concentration camp. A production facility for telephones (WWFG), radio (WWR) and measuring devices (WWM) was established in the so-called "Siemenslager Ravensbrück".

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    The SS also "rented" many women as farm workers.

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    Until the camp was liberated by Red Army troops on April 30, 1945, 132,000 women and children, 20,000 men and 1,000 young women from 40 nations and ethnic groups were imprisoned in the Ravensbrück concentration camp - at least 28,000 of them perished.

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    Even higher is the number of those who went through the Ravensbrück camp and were transported from there to one of the "execution camps", such as Auschwitz, and were murdered there.

    Only three of the SS guards, Hertha Ehlert, Irma Grese and Ilse Lothe...

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    ... came to court at all after the war - and got away with ridiculously short prison sentences...
  2. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    You're correct about two of them Martin, but Irma Grese was executed in December 1945.
  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Still unbelievable the prisoners could be treated like that by evil women

    Harrowing for sure

    Nap
  4. Martin Antonenko A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Yes, but for her murdering at Bergen-Belsen! Thx for addition!


    Cheers

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