Irma Grese

1923 - 1945

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Irmgard Ilse Ida Grese (7 October 1923 – 13 December 1945) was a Nazi concentration camp guard at Ravensbrück and Auschwitz, and served as warden of the women's section of Bergen-Belsen. She was a volunteer member of the SS. Grese was convicted of crimes involving the ill-treatment and murder of Jewish prisoners committed at Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps, and sentenced to death at the Belsen trial. Executed at 22 years of age, Grese was the youngest woman to die judicially under British law in the 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Irma Grese has received more than 4,156,244 page views. Her biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Irma Grese is the 1,038th most popular politician (down from 865th in 2019), the 287th most popular biography from Germany (down from 245th in 2019) and the 82nd most popular German Politician.

Ima Grese was a nazi concentration camp guard who was known for her cruelty to the prisoners. She is most famous for her actions at Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen.

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Among politicians, Irma Grese ranks 1,038 out of 19,576Before her are Maximinus Thrax, Injo of Joseon, Ptolemy VIII Physcon, Ferdinand VI of Spain, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, and Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. After her are Saud of Saudi Arabia, Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Louis V of France, Gustáv Husák, Liu Shaoqi, and John VIII Palaiologos.

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Among people born in 1923, Irma Grese ranks 14Before her are Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, Rocky Marciano, Charlton Heston, Italo Calvino, Wojciech Jaruzelski, and Peter II of Yugoslavia. After her are Marcel Marceau, Nadine Gordimer, Mas Oyama, György Ligeti, Val Logsdon Fitch, and Roy Lichtenstein. Among people deceased in 1945, Irma Grese ranks 22Before her are Magda Goebbels, Paul Valéry, Heinrich Müller, Wilhelm Canaris, Pietro Mascagni, and George S. Patton. After her are Pierre Laval, Johan Huizinga, David Lloyd George, Vidkun Quisling, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and August von Mackensen.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Irma Grese ranks 287 out of 7,253Before her are Athanasius Kircher (1602), Klaus Barbie (1913), Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945), Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg (1868), Frederick V of the Palatinate (1596), and Maria Sibylla Merian (1647). After her are Carl Zeiss (1816), Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804), Ernst Ruska (1906), Wilhelm Grimm (1786), Hans Memling (1435), and Sophie Scholl (1921).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Irma Grese ranks 82Before her are Wilm Hosenfeld (1895), Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744), Wilhelm Pieck (1876), Wilhelm Frick (1877), Anton Drexler (1884), and Frederick V of the Palatinate (1596). After her are Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1175), Helmut Schmidt (1918), Maximilian II of Bavaria (1811), Baldur von Schirach (1907), Henry the Lion (1129), and Christian III of Denmark (1503).