Emma Zimmer

Emma Anne Zimmer ( 14 of August of 1888 – 20 of September of 1948 ) was a boss of prisoners in the Ravensbrück concentration camp between 1939 and 1941 . She was the first woman in charge of the prisoners in Ravensbrück. It took an active role in the selection of prisoners for the gas chambers and at Bernberg , a euthanasia center near Berlin . He was known for his sadism and brutality towards the prisoners. She was sentenced to death for war crimes and hanged on September 20, 1948.

See also

  • Johanna Langefeld
  • Dorothea Binz
  • Irma Grese
  • María Mandel
  • Elisabeth Völkenrath
  • Hertha Bothe


  • Schäfer, Silke (2002). Zum Selbstverständnis von Frauen im Konzentrationslager. Das Lager Ravensbrück. Berlin.
  • Erpel, Simone (2007). Im Gefolge der SS: Aufseherinnen des Frauen-KZ Ravensbrück. Begleitband zur Ausstellung. Berlin, ISBN 978-3-938690-19-2 .