Thursday, February 5, 2009

Women's role in Nazi crimes

From the Telegraph:
"In Nazi art, films and magazines, women were always portrayed as the fairer sex, fighting on the home-front as their menfolk fought on the battlefields.

But a new book by the historian Kathrin Kompisch has revealed a very different reality.

Many women were in fact used as assistants to the doctors who sterilised and murdered disabled people and as guards in the concentration camps - like the character played by Kate Winslet in her Oscar nominated role in the film The Reader."

1 comment:

ExecutedToday said...

And not a few women guards, at least, hanged for it.

Irma Grese

(Disturbing hanging images) Stutthof guards