Soviet soldiers standing in front of a large pile of human ashes, Majdanek concentration camp, 1944
January 15 – In a court in West Germany, Ilse Koch, The "Witch of Buchenwald", wife of the commandant of the Buchenwald concentration camp, is sentenced to life imprisonment.
Room full of shoes of murdered Jewish children at Majdanek, the Nazi concentration camp and extermination camp near Lublin, Poland.
2006 photo shows some of the shoes found at Majdanek (Photo Credit: Simon Robertson) For further information see www.
German-born Erna Wallisch was alleged to have murdered prisoners at Ravensbrück concentration camp for a year before she was transferred to the Majdanek concentration camp in Lublin Poland.