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The World's Most Infamous People, Who Had Ever Lived on Earth
Number 1: Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889 at Braunau am Inn, Austria. His parents were Alois Hitler and Klara Polzl. He became Chancellor in 1933 and dictator in 1934-1945 in Germany. Hitler is known for his toothbrush-like mustache. He is, also, remembered for his hatred of the people that he believed were inferior. He started World War II, and murdered millions of people in death camps. He married his mistress, Eva Braun, just before they committed suicide together in their bunker in 1945. Hitler was cruel, arrogant, rude, and an evil tyrant. He liked to destroy everything in his way.
Hitler wrote: "Mein Kampf" (My Struggle) when he was in prison. He became the leader (Der Fuhrer) of the National Socialist German Worker's Party, also, known as the Nazi Party. He declared war on the United States in 1941 after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Hitler murdered six million Jews in concentration camps, and other victims, also, were murdered. Hitler's father was Alois Hitler, who was the illegitimate son of Maria Anna Schicklgruber. Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide to avoid capture by the Allies.
Number 2: Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin was born December 21, 1878 in Gori, Georgia in the Russian Empire. There are some sources that put his birth-date as December 18, 1878 or 1879. His Russian name was Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili. He changed his name to Stalin, which meant "Man of Steel." Stalin was married twice; had two boys and one girl. One boy was a result of his first marriage to his first wife. Stalin murdered Tens of millions of people; as the dictator of the Soviet Union. The Former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was known as the USSR. He murdered his victims by executions, shootings, and mass starvation. He sent many of his victims to work camps to the north in Siberia. The camps were known as gulags.
Stalin personally signed the death warrants of thousands and ended the early releases from work camps for good behavior. In 1953, Stalin planned and ordered the construction of four large prison camps in Kazakhstan, Siberia, and the Arctic North, apparently as a new terror campaign against Soviet Jews, but, fortunately, the plan was never activated. In 1953, Joseph Stalin, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage (massive stroke). There were rumors that he was poisoned with warfarirn. Warfarin is a powerful rat poison and has no taste.
Joseph Stalin was only 5' 4" tall, but was depicted as being large and powerful. Harry S. Truman described Stalin as being "a little squirt." He had smallpox as a child, which left pock marks, scarring his face. He had damage to one of his hands when he fell off a wagon as a child. His damaged hand had withered away.
Ilse Koch Most Evil Woman in History
Number 3: Ilse Koch
Ilse Koch was born in Dresden, Germany on September 22, 1906 and is known for being the "lampshade lady." She joined the Nazi Party in 1932, and later married Karl Otto Koch, the commander of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp, and later the Majdanek Concentration camp. Ilse Koch terrorized prisoners at Buchenwald, and was fond of riding her horse through the camp. She liked to whip prisoners ,who attracted her attention. She was a sadistic camp murderess, who liked to make lampshades and shrunken heads. She made these things out of tattooed human skin, which was taken from her victims, She used these grisly things for her own use and to decorate her home. She was captured and arrested after the war and imprisoned. A judge commuted her sentence after she served four years, but she was retried by a German court, and was sentenced to life. She committed suicide on September 1, 1967.
Number 4: Vlad the Impaler
Vlad III, known as Vlad Tepes (the Impaler), was the inspiration for Bram Stoker's novel: "Dracula", which was a tale about a vampire from Transylvania, who drank the blood of his victims. The real Vlad III was a prince of Wallachia from1431 to 1476, who campaigned against the Ottoman Empire and its expansion. Vlad III impaled his enemies on stakes. His cruelty was excessive, and his victims totaled in the tens of thousands. Vlad III took sadistic pleasure in torturing and killing his victims. He cut off parts of the victims, including the genital organs, he burned people alive, and buried people alive. Dracula is a name that means dragon or devil. Vlad III had been married twice.
Number 5: Countess Elizabeth Bathory
Countess Elizabeth Bathory was a member of Hungarian nobility. She was the daughter of George and Anna Bathory. Bathory was born in 1560, and is known as the "Blood Countess." She was accused of torturing and murdering hundreds of young girls. She liked to burn or freeze her victims, mutilate, sexually abuse them, and starve them. Her victims may total up to 650. There were rumors that she bathed in her victims' blood, as she thought it would keep her skin looking young and healthy. She was caught, but the countess was never tried, because of her noble birth. The king of Hungary owed the countess's husband a large sum of money, so the countess would never be tried for the murders. Elizabeth Bathory was married to Ferenc Nadasdy, but he died years before, and Elizabeth was on her. Her husband loved to torture and murder, as well. Bathory ended up walled in her castle (Cachtice Castle) for the crimes she committed, until she died in 1614. She was walled up in her castle for four years. Erzsebet/Elizabeth Bathory's great uncle was Dracula (Vlad Tepes, the Impaler). Elizabeth's uncle, Stephan Bathory put Vlad Tepes, the Impaler on the throne of Wallachia in 1476. Stephan was the king of Poland from 1575 to 1586.
Elizabeth Bathory suffered from epilepsy and seizures. One of her uncles was a Satanist, her brother, Stephan was a drunkard and a letch, her husband was thought to have taught her tortures, and he tortured his enemies in a dungeon. Elizabeth had partners in her crimes, which was her nurse, her steward, and a sorceress. Her partners would go out and find victims. The victims would be brought to her castle, where she would torture and kill them. Elizabeth's cousin brought soldiers and police to Elizabeth's castle on December 30, 1610. They found a dozen corpses, with large amounts of puncture wounds that were milked for blood. Her accomplices were tried and put to death. Elizabeth was imprisoned in her castle until she died.
Number 6: Torquemada
Tomas de Torquemada was a 15th century Dominican friar, who became the 1st Grand Inquisitor of Spain. He was born in Spain in 1420. He enjoyed torturing. The king and queen of Spain were trying to restore Christianity. Torquemada was notorious and zealous in his campaign against crypto-Jews and crypto-Muslims. He was a chief supporter of expelling Jews from Spain in 1492. Torquemada's inquisition was horrific, full of religious bigotry, and he was cruel and fanatical. He was the confidant of the queen, which gave him power to do whatever he wanted. His goal was to get rid of all heresy in Spain. He used torture to get people to confess, and if the victim didn't confess, the victim was put to death. When the victims did confess they would most likely be put to death anyway.
Number 7: Irma Grese
Irma Grese was a notorious concentration camp guard in Nazi Germany, who was known for torturing and murdering innocent victims of the Holocaust. Irma Grese was born on October 7, 1923 in Wrechen, Germany. Her parents were Alfred and Berta Grese. Her father was a dairy worker. She had four siblings. Irma was blond and blue eyed. She was referred to as: "The Beautiful Beast", among other nicknames by the prisoners. Irma had the rank of Oberaufseherin (Senior SS-Supervisor), the second highest position of a woman guard in Auschwitz. Irma Grese's full name was Irma Ida Ilse Grese. Irma Grese died December 13, 1945. She was sentenced to death and hung at Hamelin, Germany.
Grese was a guard at Ravensbruck, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and Bergen-Belsen. She turned her trained and half-starved dogs on prisoners. The dogs were savage and attacked the prisoners, so that she could watch for her own pleasure. Irma Grese enjoyed sexual excesses, shooting people, beating people with her plaited whip, and selecting prisoners for the gas chambers. She wore heavy boots, carried a pistol and a whip. Grese enjoyed standing next to Dr. Joseph Mengele, who was one of her lovers in the camp. The camp commander was one of her lovers, as well.
Number 8: Emperor Nero
Nero's name in Latin is: Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus. Nero was the Roman Emperor from 54 to the year 68. He was the last emperor of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty. Nero was adopted by his great-uncle Claudius to become heir and successor to the Roman Empire. Nero is infamous for playing the fiddle while Rome burned, but is believed to be an inaccurate rumor. In the year 64, most of Rome was destroyed in the Great Fire. There were many Romans, who believed that Nero had started the fire. Nero was extravagant and tyrannical. He is known for executions and murders, including his own mother, and his stepbrother, Britannicus, who was poisoned. Nero is known for his persecutions of Christians. Nero had Christians burned in his garden at night for a source of light, according to the ancient sources. His mother, Agrippina the Younger, was the sister of Caligula. Nero would roam the city at night in a disguise with his companions to terrorize the streets and attack individuals. Those who dared defend themselves often faced death afterwards for showing disrespect for the emperor. Christians were blamed for the great fire and used as scapegoats. The venue was at Nero's Circus near the Mons Vaticanus,where Christians were exposed to wild animals and set on fire, smeared with pitch to light up the night. The executions were so grisly, that the populace showed sympathy to the victims. Nero tried to shift the suspicion of arson onto others, but he failed. Nero was age 17 when he became the Emperor of Rome, and he committed suicide in the year 68; fearing that he would be assassinated.
Number 9: Katherine Mary Knight
Katherine Mary Knight is an ordinary housewife, who committed a crime that puts her in with the most evil men and women in history. Knight was born October 24,1955 in Australia. She is known for the murder of John Price. She lived in Aberdeen at the time of his murder. Katherine Knight worked in Abattoirs (slaughterhouses). Knight worked as a deboner, and she had her own set of deboning knives. She kept parts of dead animals as trophies in her house. She had a violent history with men. She had relationships and she was married more than once. She would accuse her husband of cheating. She took a puppy and slit its throat from ear to ear, in front of one of her husband's, and bashed its head in with a frying pan. She slashed a woman's face, and another time, she took her own 2 month old daughter, and placed her on railroad tracks, so that the daughter could be run over by the next train. A man saw the child on the tracks and saved her life. Knight had been violent with the men she had met, and had relationships with all of them.
Katherine Knight's last relationship was with John Charles Price. Her relationships started out good until she became violent and would accuse the man of cheating on her. She made threats to the ones she had relationships with. She told them, if they ever cheated on her, she would pay them back. She was extremely violent in her relationship with Price, so much so, that Price had filed for an "Apprehended Violence Order" (AVO) to keep her away from him. Knight went to his house one night and watched TV, took a shower, and joined him in bed. The following morning, Price never showed up for work. One of the neighbors was worried, as Price's vehicle was parked at his house. Price was found dead. Knight had killed him; she staved him multiple times in the front and back, and skinned him from head to foot, decapitated him, and cut slices of flesh from his backside. She hung his skin in a doorway on a meat hook. She put his skinned head into a soup pot (with vegetables); baked the slices from his backside in the oven, and had more vegetables that she had prepared before to go along with the 'roast.' She had four children from her previous marriages, and he had three children from his previous marriage (his ex-wife had kept the youngest, and he had the other two). The 'meal' was prepared with a note that it was meant for his children. Luckily, the police had found the 'meal', before the children got home.
Katherine Knight was sentenced to life in prison with no parole. The judge said that she must never be released. She claimed that she couldn't remember the crime, but eventually, pleaded guilty. She recalled having sex with him, just before the murder. She has tried to get herself released, but so far hasn't had any luck.
Number 10: Dr. Josef Mengele
Dr. Josef Mengele was an S.S. Officer and physician at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. He selected transports of prisoners to work or go to the gas chambers by telling them to go to the left or right. Mengele took turns with this duty, with other officers. Josef Mengele was born to Karl and Walburga Mengele in Gunzburg, Bavaria, Germany on March 16, 1911. Mengele was refined, intelligent, and popular in his home-town. He joined the Nazi Party in 1937. He joined the S.S. in 1938.
Dr. Mengele is known for his medical experiments on camp inmates. He experimented on children, twins, dwarfs. gypsies, and people with physical abnormalities. His experiments included: injecting chemicals into the eyes of children, in an attempt to change the color of their eyes, various amputations, sterilizations, shock treatments, and other surgeries. Evidence of experiments comes from survivors and a Jewish doctor: Miklos Nyiszli, who worked as a pathologist. Mengele injected chloroform into the hearts of his victims (twins), so that he could do a comparison study of their internal organs. Mengele tried to find a genetic cause of the birth of twins, so that a program could be formed to double the birth rate of the 'Aryan' race. Gypsy twins were used for a large number of experiments in the field of contagious diseases, for example, typhoid and tuberculosis. He tortured Jewish and Gypsy Children. He murdered most of the twins. Mengele was called the "Angel of Death" by inmates in the camp. He introduced himself to children of whom he used in his medical experiments as: "Uncle Mengele", and offered them chocolates (sweets). He acted kindly toward the children, but the older children (twins) saw his kindness as deceiving. After the war, Dr. Mengele escaped to South America and was never caught. He died by drowning in the Atlantic Ocean in 1979, after having a stroke.