Holocaust survivors tell of 'notorious' SS officer, Irma Grese

Mail Online | 1/28/2020 | Monica Greep For Mailonline
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Holocaust survivors have revealed their encounters with a notorious SS officer who would hand-pick Jews to send to the gas chambers and taunt starving children with food.

Irma Grese was nicknamed the 'Hyena of Auschwitz' before becoming head of Bergen-Belsen's women section, and at 22 she was the youngest woman to be sentenced to death for war crimes after the camps were liberated.

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Survivors Anita Lasker-Wallfisch and Maurice Blik have told about their encounters with the 'nasty piece of work' in new BBC2 documentary, 'Belsen: Our Story', which airs tonight.

Maurice, now 80, was also sent to Auschwitz from his home in Amsterdam at the age of four, and told how Grese would leave her viscous dog guarding scraps of food, hoping that prisoners would attempt to steal it and be 'torn apart' by the animal.

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He said: 'I was sitting on the floor by the bunk and this woman walked in with her dog, the guard. She got this big apple she was eating and she'd eaten it down to a fairly juicy core.

'She took the core and put it on the floor and put the dog next to it to guard it, gave it instructions to guard the thing, unleashed it and runs off.

'It - Apple - Core - Legs - Growling

'It had the apple core between it's front legs and it was snarling and growling and so on, but I knew very well I couldn't make a grab for the apple core because that would be the end of me, it would literally tear me apart.

'Then she came back and saw nothing had happened and thought this was amusing and so ground the apple core into the floor with her boots, so there was nothing left their to even scrape up.


'Many years later I recognized who she was - she was notorious'....
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