Ilse Koch & her human skin lampshades

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Ilse Koch & her human skin lampshades

Post by kobold » 08 Apr 2002 21:03

Probably only of interest to uk residents only (as noone else will be able to view it), I just saw a trailer for a program on uk tv next week about Ilse Koch and her human skin lamp shades.

Program is called something like "the most evil women in history" Channel 5 - I didnt notice what day or time sorry.


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Post by Roberto » 09 Apr 2002 11:10

Much a do about an unrepresentative folkloristic detail, as I see it.

The lady had taken fancy to tattooed skins such as were common in the criminal underworld in Germany at the time.

When inmates of Buchenwald who had particularly decorative tattoos on their skins died or were killed, she therefore had lampshades manufactured out of those skins.

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Post by kobold » 09 Apr 2002 12:55

just thought it may be of interest to uk tv viewers.

Channel 5 do show some decent documentaries but like most tv shows they are dumbed down too much, and at times sufer from poor or innacurate research.


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Post by Topspeed » 03 Sep 2004 16:06

Do we know more about Ilse Koch ?

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Post by Phil V » 03 Sep 2004 16:33

Topspeed wrote:Do we know more about Ilse Koch ?

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If you do a search under "Lampshades" a large amount of Ilse Kock information is available.

e.g.

http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... lampshades

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Post by xcalibur » 03 Sep 2004 17:21

An interesting post on this topic by Roberto can be found at:

http://p067.ezboard.com/frodohforumfrm1 ... =508.topic

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Post by Wm. Harris » 03 Sep 2004 18:19

The program in question was aired on our Discovery Civilization Channel several months ago (and repeated several times after that). I found it to be informative about Koch's family background and personality. However, they speak of the lampshades/shrunken heads as solid facts, not speculation, which, given previous discussions, I think some of our forum members will have a hard time swallowing.

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Post by Topspeed » 03 Sep 2004 20:38

I also think someone decorating home with shrunken heads is beyond comprehension. There must be some kinda intentional purpose behind it. I hope someone can prove it wrong soon.

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