Irma Grese

About Irma Grese

Who is it?: Nazi Guard
Birth Day: October 07, 1923
Birth Place: Feldberger Seenlandschaft, Germany, German
Nickname(s): The Beautiful Beast Die Hyäne von Auschwitz ("The Hyena of Auschwitz")
Allegiance: Nazi Germany
Service/branch: Schutzstaffel
Years of service: 1942–1945
Rank: SS-Helferin
Unit: Ravensbrück Auschwitz Bergen-Belsen

Irma Grese

Irma Grese was born on October 07, 1923 in Feldberger Seenlandschaft, Germany, German, is Nazi Guard. Irma Grese was a German Nazi concentration camp guard during the Second World War as part of SS. She became notorious for torturing the concentration camp prisoners, and got the nickname ‘the Hyena of Auschwitz’. Once the war was over, she was tried for the crimes she committed against humanity. Born in Wrechen, she faced troublesome relationship with her parents, as they had a very unhappy marriage. What scarred Irma more than anything was the fact that her mother committed suicide by drinking acid due to extra marital affairs of her husband. For a 13 year old Irma, this event was troublesome and scarred her for an entire lifetime. Her resonance with Nazi party started young and she unofficially joined it at the age of 14, after dropping out of school and by the age of 19, she became a prison guard at a concentration camp in Ravensbruck, and later she got promoted as the warden at Bergen-Belsen and Auschwitz and was given the duty of choosing the prisoners to kill. She remains a notorious figure for her taste of enjoying the tortures and killing of prisoners in the most brutal ways possible and abusing them sexually.
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As per our current Database, Irma Grese has been died on 13 December 1945(1945-12-13) (aged 22)\nHamelin, Germany.

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When Irma Grese die, Irma Grese was 22 years old.

Popular As Irma Grese
Occupation War Criminals
Age 22 years old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Born October 07, 1923 (Feldberger Seenlandschaft, Germany, German)
Birthday October 07
Town/City Feldberger Seenlandschaft, Germany, German
Nationality German

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Irma Grese’s zodiac sign is Scorpio. According to astrologers, Scorpio-born are passionate and assertive people. They are determined and decisive, and will research until they find out the truth. Scorpio is a great leader, always aware of the situation and also features prominently in resourcefulness. Scorpio is a Water sign and lives to experience and express emotions. Although emotions are very important for Scorpio, they manifest them differently than other water signs. In any case, you can be sure that the Scorpio will keep your secrets, whatever they may be.

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I was born on 7 October 1923. In 1938 I left the elementary school and worked for six months on agricultural jobs at a farm, after which I worked in a shop in Lychen for six months. When I was 15 I went to a hospital in Hohenlychen, where I stayed for two years. I tried to become a nurse but the Labor Exchange would not allow that and sent me to work in a dairy in Fürstenberg. In July 1942, I tried again to become a nurse, but the Labour Exchange sent me to Ravensbrück Concentration Camp, although I protested against it. I stayed there until March 1943, when I went to Birkenau Camp in Auschwitz. I remained in Auschwitz until January 1945.



Grese was convicted for 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. Auschwitz inmates nicknamed her the "Hyena of Auschwitz" (German: die Hyäne von Auschwitz).


Irma Ilse Ida Grese was born to Berta Grese and Alfred Grese, a dairy worker, on 7 October 1923. Irma was the third of five children (three girls and two boys). In 1936, her mother committed suicide by drinking hydrochloric acid after discovering that Alfred had had an affair with a local pub owner's daughter.


Historian Peter Vronsky speculated that Alfred Grese joined the Nazi Party in 1937, and remarried in 1939.


She left school in 1938 at age 14, probably due to a combination of a poor scholastic aptitude, bullying by classmates, and a fanatical preoccupation with the League of German Girls (Bund Deutscher Mädel), the Nazi female youth organization, of which her father disapproved. Among other Casual jobs, she worked as an assistant nurse in the sanatorium of the SS for two years and unsuccessfully tried to find an apprenticeship as a nurse.


The night before her execution, Grese sang Nazi hymns until the early hours of the morning with Johanna Bormann. On Thursday, 13 December 1945, in Hamelin Jail, Grese was led to the gallows. The women were executed singly by long-drop hanging and then the men in pairs. Regimental Sgt. Maj. O'Neill assisted the British executioner, Albert Pierrepoint:


In this function she participated in prisoner selections for the gas chambers. Soon after gaining power, she gained a reputation as a sadist. She was considered to be a nymphomaniac who slept with SS guards as well as prisoners—the latter, forcibly. She bribed young Jewish girls to stand watch for her as she raped other inmates, and, according to inmate and Doctor Gisella Perl, Grese “relished whipping well-developed young women on the breasts… Grese would eventually become sexually aroused just watching the women suffering."


Grese inspired virulent hatred in prisoner Olga Lengyel, who wrote in her memoir Five Chimneys that selections in the women's camp were made by SS Aufseherin Elisabeth Hasse and Irma Grese. The latter was visibly pleased by the terror her presence inspired in the women at roll call. Grese had a penchant for selecting not only the sick and the weak but any woman who had retained vestiges of her former beauty. Lengyel said Grese had several lovers among the SS in the camp, including Josef Mengele. After Grese forced the inmate surgeon at the infirmary into performing her illegal abortion, she disclosed that she planned a career in film acting after the war. Lengyel felt that Grese’s meticulous grooming, custom-fitted clothes and overuse of perfume were part of a deliberate act of sadism directed toward the ragged women prisoners.

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