Elisabeth Marschall

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Elisabeth Marschall
Born(1886-05-27)May 27, 1886
DiedMay 3, 1947(1947-05-03) (aged 60)
Hameln prison
Cause of deathHanging
Medical career
InstitutionsRavensbrück 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[1], overseeing medical experiments, and selecting which prisoners would be shipped to Auschwitz. She worked with Dr Adolf Winkelmann and Dr Percival Treite.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Moorehead, Caroline (2016). Un train en hiver. Paris: Pocket. ISBN 9782266258722. OCLC 956704490.