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Jenny-Wanda Barkmann, back row right, at a war crimes trial between April 25 and May 31, 1946, in Gdańsk

Jenny-Wanda Barkmann (c.1922 – July 4, 1946) was a Nazi concentration camp guard.

She is believed to have spent her childhood in Hamburg, Germany. In 1944, she became an Aufseherin in the Stutthof SK-III women's camp, where she brutalized prisoners, some to death. She also selected women and children for the gas chambers. She was so severe the women prisoners nicknamed her the Beautiful Specter.

Barkmann fled Stutthof as the Soviets approached. She was arrested in May 1945 while trying to leave a train station in Gdańsk, incarcerated and became a defendant in the Stutthof Trial. She is said to have flirted with her prison guards and was apparently seen arranging her hair while hearing testimony. She was found guilty, after which she declared, "Life is indeed a pleasure, and pleasures are usually short."

Barkmann was publicly hanged on Biskupia Gorka Hill near Gdańsk on July 4, 1946. She was around 25 years old.








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