Female guards in Nazi concentration camps

Female guards in Nazi concentration camps

Guard + Overseer + Attendant

Of the 55,000 guards who served in Nazi concentration camps, about 3,700 were women. In 1942, the first female guards arrived at Auschwitz and Majdanek from Ravensbrück. The year after, the Nazis began conscripting women because of a guard shortage. The German title for this position, Aufseherin means female overseer or attendant.… Read More

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1923 - 1942 2 More Events
In 1944, Rabe applied to the Neustadt camp office at Neustadt-Glewe to be a guard, and was stationed at Ravensbrück concentration camp on November 7, 1944. … Read More
…  The head wardress at the camp pointed out that she was too polite and too kind towards the inmates, resulting in her subsequent dismissal from camp duty in January 1945. … Read More
1948 ? At the second Ravensbrück Trial in April 1948, the British court handed her a sentence of life imprisonment. … Read More
1954 ? Rabe was released from prison on February 26, 1954, having served five years and ten months in confinement.
…  In 1956, she was released for good behavior.
1975 ? Though not named, an overseer plays a prominent role in the 1975 film The Hiding Place, during scenes when Corrie ten Boom and her sister Betsie are imprisoned at Ravensbruck. … Read More
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