(1919 - 1945)
Elizabeth (or Elisabeth) Volkenrath was an SS supervisor at several concentration
camps during World War II.
She trained under SS supervisor
Dorothea Binz at Ravensbruck,
and in 1943 went
to Auschwitz Birkenau as
an Aufseherin. There she took part in selections and abuse. In November 1944, she was promoted
to SS Oberaufseherin and
oversaw three hangings. She later went to Bergen
Belsen as supervising wardress and did nothing for the conditions
In April 1945 she was arrested by the British Army and sent to prison. She eventually
stood trial with Irma Grese and many other Nazi guards at the Belsen Trial.
She was handed down a death sentence and was hanged on December 13,
1945, at Hameln by Albert Pierrepoint.
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