Erna Wallisch Death
Erna passed away on February 21, 2008 at the age of 86 in Vienna, Austria. Erna's cause of death was stroke.
When did Erna Wallisch die?February 21, 2008
How did Erna Wallisch die? What was the cause of death?Stroke
How old was Erna Wallisch when died?86
Where did Erna Wallisch die? What was the location of death?Vienna, Austria
Erna Wallisch Birthday and Date of Death
Erna Wallisch was born on February 10, 1922 and died on February 21, 2008. Erna was 86 years old at the time of death.
Birthday: February 10, 1922
Date of Death: February 21, 2008
Age at Death: 86
Erna Wallisch - Biography
Erna Wallisch (10 February 1922 – 16 February 2008) allegedly was a female guard in two Nazi concentration camps, but despite several trials was never convicted, mostly due to a complete lack of evidence or any indication of wrongdoing. Yet, In 2007, she was seventh on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of most wanted war criminals that had never been convicted.
Wallisch first served as a guard at Ravensbrück concentration camp for a year before she was transferred to the Majdanek concentration camp in Lublin Poland. While in service at Majdanek, she met a Nazi guard named Georg Wallisch, and married him in 1944. It is alleged that she was a brutal guard, beating women and children on their way to the gas chambers and personally participated in the selections of inmates to be executed. Survivors described pregnant Wallisch beating a young boy to death. One of the survivors mentioned: "The sweating, breathless face of that monster was something I will never forget."
In 2007, author and journalist Guy Walters tracked Wallisch down to a small flat in Vienna, Austria, as part of his research for an upcoming work titled Hunting Evil, about the pursuit of escaped Nazi war criminals. Though Wallisch would not talk to him and the Austrian government claimed that the statute of limitations had expired on her war crimes, Poland explored seeking an indictment against her.
Though they had investigated Wallisch for her crimes in the 1970s, the renewed interest as well as evidence from Polish survivors, lead Austrian officials to commission a report on the crimes which had taken place six decades earlier. Before the report could be completed, the 86-year-old Wallisch died in a hospital bed.