Ilse Koch, also known by the nickname "The Witch of Buchenwald", was a Nazi and wife of Karl-Otto Koch, the first Commandant of the Nazi concentration camps: the Majdanek and the Buchenwald concentration camps. She is best remembered for her gruesome crimes at both camps as well as for being among the first prominent Nazis to face trial by the U.S. military. For her atrocities, she was sentenced to life imprisonment.
In addition to the children she had with her husband Karl, she also conceived a child while in prison. The child's father was never known.
She was accused of murdering inmates and turning their skins into lampshades.
Her husband Karl Otto Koch was sentenced to death by an SS court and executed by firing squad in 1945.
In addition to being known for her brutality, she was also known for being promiscuous. She allegedly had frequent simultaneous love affairs with SS officers as well as inmates.
She committed suicide in 1967 in her prison cell at Aichach women's prison in Germany.
was a famous German nazi official,
who was born on
September 22, 1906. As a person born on this date, Ilse Koch is listed in our database as the 19th
most popular celebrity for the day (September 22) and the 18th most popular for the year (1906).
People born on September 22
fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin.
Ilse Koch is the 583rd most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Ilse Koch's birthday, Ilse Koch is the 102nd most famous German and ranks 3rd in famous people born in Dresden, Germany.
In general, Ilse Koch ranks as the 7021st
most popular famous person of all time.
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