Irma Grese

1923 - 1945

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Irma 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 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 2,786,187 page views. Her biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Irma Grese is the 818th most popular politician (up from 957th in 2019), the 229th most popular biography from Germany (up from 269th in 2019) and the 61st 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 818 out of 15,710Before her are Wilhelm Frick, Johann Friedrich Struensee, Xiang Yu, İsmet İnönü, Sigismund II Augustus, and Eric Bloodaxe. After her are Vajiralongkorn, Constans II, Liu Shaoqi, Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor, Nikolai Bukharin, and Shapur I.

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Among people born in 1923, Irma Grese ranks 11Before her are Idi Amin, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, Charlton Heston, Wisława Szymborska, Rocky Marciano, and Heydar Aliyev. After her are Italo Calvino, Roy Lichtenstein, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Nadine Gordimer, Peter II of Yugoslavia, and Franco Zeffirelli. Among people deceased in 1945, Irma Grese ranks 19Before her are Vidkun Quisling, Wilhelm Canaris, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Magda Goebbels, George S. Patton, and Paul Valéry. After her are Ernst Cassirer, Johan Huizinga, Clara Petacci, Pietro Mascagni, Subhas Chandra Bose, and Heinrich Müller.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Irma Grese ranks 229 out of 5,289Before her are Michael Ende (1929), Wilhelm Frick (1877), Eckhart Tolle (1948), Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), Johann Friedrich Struensee (1737), and Albert Kesselring (1885). After her are Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (1086), Leopold von Ranke (1795), Ludwig Erhard (1897), Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (1620), Eduard Bernstein (1850), and Pina Bausch (1940).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Irma Grese ranks 61Before her are Arnulf of Carinthia (850), Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (1926), Walter Ulbricht (1893), Kurt von Schleicher (1882), Wilhelm Frick (1877), and Johann Friedrich Struensee (1737). After her are Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (1086), Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (1620), Eduard Bernstein (1850), Valentinian II (371), Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk (1887), and Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden (1710).