Ilse Koch Research Paper

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Ilse Koch was the wife of Karl-Otto Koch, commandant of the Nazi concentration camps Buchenwald and Majdanek. In 1947, she became one of the first prominent Nazis to be tried by the U.S. military. She became notorious, for being absolutely brutal to the prisoners, and for her fascination with creating macabre items, such as lamp shades made from human skin, shrunken heads and collecting the tattooed skin of murdered prisoners. The famous “Ilsa” movie series from the 1970s, were loosely based on

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