"I saw Hanna by the burning church, hard-faced, in a black uniform, with a riding whip"
Irma Grese (Hanna would have been around the same age), who served at Ravensbruck, Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen. Survivors told of how she appeared to take particularly sadistic pleasure in her treatment of prisoners, randomly whipping, beating, shooting and setting her dogs on them. She was hanged at the age of 22, the youngest woman to do so under English Ilsa Koch, also known as ‘The Witch of Buchenwald’, as she was the wife of Karl Koch, the camp’s commandant. Her cruelty towards prisoners led to her being the inspiration behind some (incredibly tasteless) Nazi exploitation films, especially ‘Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS’.