1. Therese Brandl – Therese Brandl was a Nazi concentration camp guard. In March 1942, Brandl was one of several SS women to be assigned to Auschwitz I camp. Her duties included watching as the SS Rapportaufseherin. In October 1942, she was moved to the newly opened Auschwitz II camp at Birkenau. She was executed. Born in Staudach-Egerndach, Bavaria, Brandl entered Ravensbrück camp in March 1940 to begin her training under SS-Oberaufseherin Johanna Langefeld. In the summer of 1943, she received a medal for her "good conduct" in the camps. In November 1944, all children were transferred to the gypsy camp. Not many reports have surfaced at Muhldorf. She ultimately fled on 27 April 1945, weeks before the arrival of the United States Army. On 29 the U.S. Army arrested her in the Bavarian mountains of Germany and sent her to a holding camp to await questioning. In November 1947 she was tried by the Polish authorities along with Mandl, Luise Danz, Hildegard Lächert and Alice Orlowski at Kraków. On 22 Brandl was convicted of participating in the selection of inmates to be put to death. She was hanged in prison on 28 January four days before her 46th birthday. Female guards in Nazi concentration camps G. Álvarez, Mónica.Therese Brandl – Brandl at the time of her arrest, 1945
2. Maria Mandl – Mandl was born in Münzkirchen, the daughter of a shoemaker. On 15 she, along with other prisoners, were sent to the newly opened Ravensbrück concentration camp near Berlin. She oversaw punishments such as beatings and floggings. Her control over her female subordinates was absolute. The only man Mandl reported to was the commandant. She controlled all the female Auschwitz camps and female subcamps including at Hindenburg, Lichtewerden and Raisko. Mandl took a liking to Irma Grese, whom she promoted to head of the Hungarian women's camp at Birkenau. At Auschwitz, Mandl was known as The Beast, for the next two years she participated in selections for death and other documented abuses. She signed inmate lists, sending an estimated half a million women and children to their deaths in the gas chambers at Auschwitz I and II. Mandl created the Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz to accompany roll calls, transports. Music was ordered for all occasions, for the addresses of the Camp Commanders, for the transports and whenever anybody was hanged..." For services rendered, Mandl was awarded the War Merit Cross 2nd class. In May 1945, Mandl fled to her birthplace, Münzkirchen. The United States Army arrested Mandl on 10 August 1945. Interrogations reportedly revealed her to be highly intelligent and dedicated to her work in the camps.Maria Mandl – Mandl after her arrest by US troops, 1945
3. Marie Antoinette – Marie Antoinette (/ˈmæriˌæntwəˈnɛt/, /ˌɑ̃ːntwə-/, /ˌɑ̃ːtwə-/, US /məˈriː-/; French:; born Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna, was the last Queen of France prior to the French Revolution. She was the second youngest child of Empress Maria Theresa and Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor. To Louis-Auguste, heir apparent to the French throne, she became Dauphine of France. After eight years of marriage, Marie Antoinette gave birth to a daughter, Marie-Thérèse Charlotte, the first of her four children. The Diamond Necklace affair damaged her reputation further. On 21 September 1792, the monarchy was abolished. Maria Antonia was born in Vienna. She was her husband Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor. Her godparents were Mariana Victoria, King and Queen of Portugal; Archduchess Maria Anna acted as proxies for their newborn sister. Shortly after her birth, she was placed under the care of the Governess of the Imperial children, Countess von Brandeis. Maria Antonia was raised with her three-year older sister Maria Carolina, with whom she had a lifelong close relationship. As to her relationship with her mother, her daughter loved each other. Despite the private tutoring she received, results of her schooling were less than satisfactory. At the age of ten she could not write correctly in any language commonly used at court, such as Italian. Conversations with her were stilted.Marie Antoinette – Marie Antoinette with the Rose Portrait by Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1783.
4. Elisabeth Plainacher – Elisabeth Plainacher, or Elsa Plainacher, was an alleged Austrian witch. She was the only person executed in the city of Vienna. Elsa Plainacher's parents operated a mill by the Danube. She had children. When her daughter Margaret died, she became the guardian of her four grandchildren by her. Only one, Anna, was left. Anna suffered from epilepsy, seen as a sign of the Devil. Elsa was seen as responsible also for the deaths of her husband and three other grandchildren. Elsa was taken to Vienna, where her case was overseen by the Jesuit inquisitor Georg Scherer. During the interrogations, she confessed under torture. She was sentenced to be executed by burning. Anita Lackenberger, Ein teuflisches Werk. Die Torturen der Hexe von Wien, Folterprotokoll 1583Elisabeth Plainacher – Elisabeth Plainacher