Elisabeth Marschall

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Elisabeth Marschall
Born (1886-05-27)May 27, 1886
Died May 3, 1947(1947-05-03) (aged 60)
Hameln prison
Cause of death Hanging
Nationality German
Occupation Head nurse
Medical career
Institutions Ravensbrück concentration camp

Elisabeth Marschall (27 May 1886 – 3 May 1947) was the Head Nurse (Oberschwester) at the Ravensbrück concentration camp. Her duties included selecting prisoners for execution, overseeing medical experiments, and selecting which prisoners would be shipped to Auschwitz. At the Hamburg Ravensbrück Trials, she was found guilty and sentenced to death.

On 3 May 1947 she was hanged by British executioner Albert Pierrepoint on the gallows in Hameln prison. Aged 60, she was the oldest female Nazi to be executed.

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