Nazi War Criminals
After WW2 the allied agreed that Nazi
warcriminals should not be shot as
usual for military offences. Instead they
were to be hanged as customary for
common criminals.
However the agreement did not include
any specific execution procedure.
In the West the women were hanged by
by the fameous British executioner
Albert Pierrepoint, who handled his girls
with professional perfectionism.

Irma Grese
Elisabeth Volkenrath
Dorothea Binz
Greta Bösel
Vera Salvequart