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Koch, Margarete Ilse

Date of birth:
September 22nd, 1906 (Dresden, German Empire)
Date of death:
September 2nd, 1967 (Frauengefängnis Aichach, Germany)
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)


Ilse Koch (born Köhler) was a German camp guard and secretary in Buchenwald and Majdanek. She was married with camp commander Karl-Otto Koch.

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  • Photo 1: U.S. Army (Public Domain)
  • - Smith, A.L, Die „Hexe von Buchenwald" – Der Fall Ilse Koch (1983) - Massimiliano, L., War Crimes and Trials: A Historical Encyclopedia, from 1850 to the Present (2008)