“The Bitch of Buchenwald:” The Story Of One Of The Holocaust’s Biggest Monsters

Ilse Koch may not be as famous as the Holocaust’s ringleaders, but she was every bit as evil. This is the life story of the woman who made lampshades from the skin of her prisoners.

Ilse Koch

Ilse Koch. Image Source: Google Cultural Institute

We’ve written twice before about women who not only survived the Holocaust, but saved the lives of fellow prisoners with their superhuman courage and will to survive. The stories of Gisella Perl and Stanislawa Leszczyńska highlight one vital aspect of human nature: Our ability to persevere and care for others in even the most harrowing and cruel of circumstances.

But the Holocaust also presented many opportunities for humanity’s terrible dark side to run wild, as well. While Adolf Hitler, Josef Menegle, and Heinrich Himmler are rightly remembered as its figureheads, there were others just as villainous, but their names didn’t quite make the history books.

One of these individuals was Ilse Koch, whose sadism and barbarism would lead to her to receive the nickname The Bitch of Buchenwald.

Three Massive Product Recalls, And The Chilling Circumstances Behind Them

Sometimes product makers get things wrong — and sometimes, they knowingly risk lives for a quick buck. The worst product recalls of recent years will have you thinking twice about going to the store.

Worst Recalls

An average of 30 class I and II recalls occur every week in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Image Source: Pixabay

Developed countries usually have high standards for products available for sale within their borders. Those standards aren’t always followed, however, and sometimes a dangerous product finds its way to market. When that happens, the only way forward, amid a welter of lawsuits, is a product recall.

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