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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 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 3,378,403 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Irma Grese is the 873rd most popular politician (down from 817th in 2019), the 245th most popular biography from Germany (down from 229th in 2019) and the 72nd 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 873 out of 15,577Before her are Nikolai Yezhov, Kurt von Schleicher, Calvin Coolidge, Harold Godwinson, Sima Yi, and Abū Lahab. After her are Justin I, Joachim Gauck, James V of Scotland, Crixus, Friedrich Ratzel, and Pepin of Herstal.

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Among people born in 1923, Irma Grese ranks 11Before her are Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, Idi Amin, Wisława Szymborska, Heydar Aliyev, Charlton Heston, and Marcel Marceau. After her are Rocky Marciano, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Italo Calvino, Peter II of Yugoslavia, Carroll Shelby, and György Ligeti. Among people deceased in 1945, Irma Grese ranks 20Before her are Anton Webern, Subhas Chandra Bose, Wilhelm Canaris, Paul Valéry, Heinrich Müller, and Ernst Cassirer. After her are Johan Huizinga, Pietro Mascagni, Clara Petacci, Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, David Lloyd George, and George S. Patton.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Irma Grese ranks 245 out of 6,142Before her are Pope Clement II (1005), Eduard Buchner (1860), Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (1086), Frank-Walter Steinmeier (1956), Martin Niemöller (1892), and Kurt von Schleicher (1882). After her are Joachim Gauck (1940), Friedrich Ratzel (1844), Adam Weishaupt (1748), Ferdinand Tönnies (1855), Ernst Jünger (1895), and Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk (1887).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Irma Grese ranks 72Before her are Wilhelm Pieck (1876), Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor (1016), Wilm Hosenfeld (1895), Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (1086), Frank-Walter Steinmeier (1956), and Kurt von Schleicher (1882). After her are Joachim Gauck (1940), Friedrich Ratzel (1844), Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk (1887), Julius Streicher (1885), Helmut Schmidt (1918), and Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (1620).