GERMANY: Very Special Present

"I am guilty! I am a sinner!" screamed fat-faced Ilse Koch to her jailers. In her frenzy—whether genuine or faked—she smashed the furniture in her cell and babbled about heaven, hell and sin.

Later last week the "Bitch of Buchenwald," no longer the doll-eyed ruminant, collapsed in a hysterical heap in an Augsburg courtroom, was carried off to a hospital for mental observation. Several doctors said she was suffering from temporary insanity caused by a guilt complex; others said Ilse was faking in an attempt to delay justice. The 43-year-old widow of Karl Koch, commander of the Nazi extermination camp,...

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