The Beasts of Buchenwald: Karl and Ilse Koch, Human-Skin Lampshades, and the War-Crimes Trial of the Century

The Beasts of Buchenwald: Karl and Ilse Koch, Human-Skin Lampshades, and the War-Crimes Trial of the Century

by Flint Whitlock

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Overview

When one hears "Nazi Germany," images of Nazi concentration camps and mass death come to mind. And no concentration camp is more infamous than Buchenwald. The Beasts of Buchenwald is the story of Buchenwald's first commandant, Nazi SS Colonel Karl Koch, and his partner in crime, Ilse. During their tenure of terror, evil reigned unchecked, and the inconceivable became commonplace.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934980705
Publisher: Cable Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2011
Series: The Buchenwald Series
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: An Encounter with Evil 1

Introduction: The Coming of the Camps 5

Chapter 1 Before Buchenwald 16

Chapter 2 The Making of a Nazi 23

Chapter 3 The Ruler of Sachsenhausen 33

Chapter 4 The Commandant Takes a Wife 42

Chapter 5 Hill of Horrors 67

Chapter 6 Ilse Koch, the Tattoo Lady 83

Chapter 7 Applying the Pressure 88

Chapter 8 1939: The Year of No Turning Back 99

Chapter 9 Escalation 113

Chapter 10 How the Mighty Have Fallen 121

Chapter 11 The Ruler of Maidanek 133

Chapter 12 The End Comes 145

Chapter 13 Liberation at Last 162

Chapter 14 Further Evidence 170

Chapter 15 The Trial Begins 191

Chapter 16 Pister Takes the Stand 209

Chapter 17 The Trial of Commandeuse Koch 219

Chapter 18 Prosecutorial Misconduct 228

Chapter 19 Appeal and Release 239

Chapter 20 A Trial at Augsburg, A Death at Aichach 253

Epilogue 263

Afterword 265

Timeline 267

Acknowledgments 277

Bibliography 281

Sources 291

Index 306

Buchenwald Today 319

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