WWII Bitch of Buchenwald: A History of Buchenwald Death Camp & Its Notorious Commandante Ilse Koch

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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 3 minutes
  • Video: Color
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  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Arts Magic
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital - English

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Ilse Koch has won a diabolic kind of immortality as the lady with the lamp made of human skin. She was never convicted for having owned this possession, but there was still enough against her for her to be jailed for life, released, and then jailed for life again. This groundbreaking program puts her career in the context of Nazi Germany, with the SS to which she belong in control, and the social life that as the wife of a concentration camp commander, she was to grow accustomed. This life, financed mainly through embezzlement, and her criminal activities saw her brought before 3 courts: that of the SS, the American Military Tribunal, and finally the German High Court.

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This documentary chronicles the grisly history of the Buchenwald concentration camp and its notorious female guard, Ilse Koch. Wife of the camp commandant, Karl Koch, Ilse earned the nickname "The Bitch of Buchenwald" for her own unique brand of sadism and torture--which included fashioning lampshades out of human skin--and served as the inspiration for the Nazi exploitation film ILSA, SHE WOLF OF THE SS.

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Described as "the most famous of all Germans accused of having committed atrocities during the war" by the Jewish Virtual Library, Ilse Koch has won a diabolic kind of immortality as the lady with the lamp made of human skin. Yes she was never convicted of having owned any such possession, although there was still enough against her for her to be jailed for life, released, and then jailed for life again. This ground breaking program puts her career in the context of the Germany of the Nazi era, the control of the SS to which she belonged, and the social life that as the wife of a concentration camp commander she was to grow accustomed. This life, financed mainly through embezzlement, and her criminal activities saw her brought before three courts, that of the SS, the American Military Tribunal, and finally the German High court.

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Biographical | Documentary | Historical | Holocaust | Jewish | Nazi Germany | Nazis

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  • Sales Rank: 24,771
  • UPC: 881482318995
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