Karla Mayer

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Karla Mayer
BornKarla Woellert
7 February 1918

Karla Mayer, born Karla Woellert (born 7 February 1918), was a guard at three Nazi death camps during the Second World War. She was born in Friedland, Germany.


On 15 September 1941 she arrived at Ravensbrück to undergo guard training. In March 1942 she arrived at Auschwitz I camp in Poland. There she gained the title of Leiterin eines Sortierkommandos ("Chief Overseer of a Sorting Party").


When Mayer later went to Majdanek camp near Lublin, and when the camp was evacuated in early 1944, she arrived back at Auschwitz, and then disappeared. Her fate is unknown.

See also[edit]


  • Brown, Daniel Patrick (2002). The Camp Women: The Female Auxiliaries Who Assisted the SS in Running the Nazi Concentration Camp System. Schiffer Publishing. ISBN 0-7643-1444-0.