Irma Grese

Irma Ida Ilse Grese (born 7 October 1923, Wrechen, Free State of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Germany – died 13 December 1945, Hamelin, Germany) was employed at the Nazi concentration camps of Ravensbrück and Auschwitz, and was a warden of the women's section of Bergen-Belsen. She tortured Jewish prisoners including Olga Lengyel who wrote of her experiences in her memoir, Five Chimneys. Irma was executed on December 13, 1945 and has been variously nicknamed The Beast of Belsen, The Beautiful Beast, and Die Hyäne von Auschwitz (The Hyena of Auschwitz).