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Ilse Hirsch — The Female Soldier
Ilse Hirsch was a Nazi resistance fighter who played a key role in the assassination of Franz Oppenhoff in the later days of World War Two. Born in 1922, Hirsch joined the League of German Girls, part of the Hitler Youth movement, when she was 16 years old and became one of the organisation’s leaders. In 1945 she became involved with the Nazi resistance force, dubbed ’The Werewolves’, whose mission was to work behind enemy lines as the Allies advanced into Germany. Hirsch was selected...
About me - Over The Hill and Under The Radar
Welcome to my new blog. My name is Gerri although I was born Gerardine – and I am yet to find anyone with that name! Why the title ‘Over The Hill And Under The Radar’ Well often women of a certain age are often invisible and I am here to prove that is not the … Continue reading "About me"
Nazis Captured in America: Elfriede Rinkel
Nazis Captured in America: Elfriede Rinkel Former guard at the Ravensbruck concentration camp. She moved to the US after the war and became a citizen, settling in the San Francisco area. She was married for 42 years to a German Jew who had lost both parents in the Holocaust and fled the Nazis in Europe. He died without knowing about his wife’s past.