Dorothea Binz
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Dorothea Binz was born on March 16, 1920 in Germany. She joined the SS when she was 19. It was probably a good place for her to live out her sadistic nature. Later she worked at Ravensbrück and became Irma Grese's instructor.
In effect, this barbarous woman could conduct her cruel beatings with a nonchalant and cavalier attitude. A case in point was an occasion when Dorothea came upon an Arbeitskommando (work detail) in a woods outside the camp:
"Dorothea observed a woman that she felt was not working hard enough. Dorothea walked over to the woman, knocked her to the ground, and then took a pickaxe and proceeded to chop the prisoner with it until the lifeless body was little more than a bloody lump. Once this matter was finished, Dorothea cleaned her shiny boots with the dry portion of the corpses' skirt. She then mounted her bicycle and leisurely peddled her way back to Ravensbrück - all as if nothing happened."
On May 2, 1947 at 9.01 Dorothea had to place her feet on the trapdoor, be hooded and noosed by Pierrepoint before trashing into the pit and break her neck.