Ilse Koch.jpg

Ilse Koch was a German Nazi, the wife of Karl Otto Koch, the commander of the concentration camps Buchenwald and Majdanek. She was one of the first prominent Nazis to stand trial before the U.S. military.

Within the concentration camp, she was known for his sadistic cruelty toward the prisoners.

Full Name Ilse Koch
Who Nazi commander's wife
Birth Date September 22, 1906
Death Date September 1, 1967
Country Germany
Born Dresden, Germany
Died Aichach, Germany
Cause of Death suicide
Education n/a
Father Jaan Koch
Mother Anna Koch
Spouse Karl Otto Koch

Meta Koch

Paul Koch


two other sons

Uwe Koch


Koch met Karl Otto Koch in 1934, while both were young members of the rising Nazi Party. She was 28 at the time. Two years later, the couple married. The bond in their relationship seemed to have been their shared sadism, though Karl was more interested in men than in Ilse. Because of this, they had an open marriage, and Ilse, who was known to be promiscuous, was allowed to sleep with other men. Karl was allowed to do the same with other men. Both of them were later reported to have forced themselves on male prisoners at Buchenwald.

Lists - People Who Committed SuicideVillains of the World

How Added - She was mentioned on the Wikipedia main page.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.