The Nazis Sent Franceska Mann To The Gas Chamber, But She Had No Intention Of Going Quietly

Franceska Mann knew she was going to die, but she was determined to go down with a fight.

Franceska Mann, Wikipedia Commons

In early 1943, Franceska Mann was transferred to the Hotel Polski along with hundreds of her fellow countrymen. Moved from the Warsaw Ghetto, the hotel seemed like a reprieve; rumors of being given passports and papers to be sent to South America hung over the crowd, a beacon of hope for those who had had little in the past.

Hotel Wolski, Warsaw

They soon realized, however, that it was a trap. There was to be no deportation to South America. Instead, the hotel guests would be transferred to concentration camps like Vittel, Bergen-Belsen, and Auschwitz.

Before she had arrived at the Hotel Polski, Franceska Mann had been a ballerina and an accomplished one at that.

She’d placed fourth out of 125 in an international competition in Brussels in 1939 and had become a performer at the Melody Palace nightclub in Warsaw shortly afterward. She was widely revered as one of the most beautiful and promising dancers of her age in Poland and was said to be as smart as she was talented, a skill that would suit her in the last hours of her life.

While allegedly transferred to Switzerland, the SS officers stopped the inmates to be “disinfected,” at Bergen, a transfer camp near Dresden. They were told the aim was to get them to Switzerland, where they would be exchanged for German POWs. But in order to get there, they had to be stripped, cleaned, and registered. However, upon arrival, the inmates were not registered and instead taken to a room adjacent to the gas chambers and told to undress.

Inmates line up in a concentration camp for food rations. Keystone/Getty Images

At this point, Franceska Mann knew that there was little chance that the inmates would be set free, let alone get out of Bergen alive. She knew she was going down, and decided that if she went, she wasn’t going without a fight.

As the women were separated into their own room to undress, Mann noticed two guards leering at them through the door. Seizing her opportunity, Mann enticed them in, undressing slowly, and encouraging the other women to do so as well.

Josef Schillinger and Wilhelm Emmerich were indeed enticed, moving into the room. As soon as they were within range, Mann ripped off her shoe, striking Schillinger over the head with it. Then, she pulled the gun from his holster and fired three shots. Two of the bullets hit Schillinger in the stomach, the third struck Emmerich’s leg.

Inspired by Mann’s actions, the other women in the room joined the revolt and attacked the two men. According to one report, one of the officers had his nose torn off in the attack while the other was scalped by the angry mob. Schillinger ultimately died from his wounds, while Emmerich’s did not prove fatal.

Before long reinforcements arrived, alerted by the noise of the revolt. The gas chamber was turned on, trapping whoever was inside it. The women who were between the gas chamber and the undressing room were all gunned down by machine guns, while the women in the chamber were taken outside to be executed.

Still determined to go down on her own terms, Mann turned Schillinger’s gun on herself, taking her own life. Though she was unable to save herself or the women in the room with her, Franceska Mann ensured that she left the Bergau camp with one less Nazi than they’d had before.

61 thoughts on “The Nazis Sent Franceska Mann To The Gas Chamber, But She Had No Intention Of Going Quietly

    1. Good morning, Pat! I was on eatgrueldog’s site looking for memes – he posted the story and I decided to turn it into a short open. Down to 55 this morning and we’ve been getting some rain off and on thru the night.

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  2. disgusting and those involved should suffer extreme consequences
    Children showing up in emergency rooms with monkeypox sores is an unnecessary travesty, an uncalled-for injury, and an obvious crime. The dirty little secret The New Yorker found is exactly what the East German Communists found and the Georgia police found — when children are placed in the homes of homosexual men by the government, those children are likely to be sexually abused.

    Isn’t this an illegal and immoral scheme that uses the power of government to facilitate sex between minors and adults? Maybe there is a reason the FBI doesn’t investigate these.

    First there was one, then two. Then there was a dog. Now America is up to nine children with monkeypox. And those are the ones we know about.

    What do the governors of red states say when their state agencies place children in the homes of acknowledged homosexuals and pedophiles? Do they think these children will be okay, that they are going to a caring home, or will these children get “the gay men disease” because “daddy,” the pedophile, has a state-provided child to abuse?

    Who is going to act, knowing that while Berlin authorities placed children with pedophiles for 30 years, turning children into government-sponsored sex-slaves and destroying the lives of countless children, American health and human services’ authorities across the country are doing the same thing? Who will be held accountable to those officials who placed the welfare of pedophiles, gay men identifying as “parents,” ignoring or dismissing their known rapacious predilections, over the welfare of innocent children?

    Woke culture is pure evil. When pedophiles’ atrocities are being ignored by the media, the police, and the FBI, and when pedophiles are being subsidized by state and federal governments in the name of progressivism, is the legalization of pedophilia far behind?

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  3. you’re preaching to the choir at this point…but sing it anyway
    Second, Washington, D.C., is crawling with people who have security clearances that allow them to see “classified” and even “top secret” documents. If no existing special master candidate has that clearance, it’s easy to provide an expedited clearance given how important this matter is. In other words, assuming solely for the sake of argument that the documents are “classified” or “top secret,” that is no bar to having something with a security clearance review them to determine whether they are subject to attorney-client or executive privileges.

    Thus, the DOJ’s motion signals that, for the Biden administration, the issue isn’t that Trump had allegedly classified documents in his office. Were that the case, as noted, it would be easy enough for a special master with security clearance to review them. The Biden administration’s concern, instead, is that no one outside of the administration looks at those documents. The best explanation for this particular paranoia is that the documents reflect badly on the Biden administration and, by extension, on the Obama administration, and the Deep State itself.

    I sure hope that Trump’s lawyers understand what just happened here. The DOJ’s actions can be understood to mean that the real reason behind the raid on Mar-a-Lago was to be a clean-up operation to sweep up all documents that could harm Biden, Obama, or anyone in those men’s administrations.

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  4. so…amazing how no one else is covering the raids/subpoenas…but erbody is sure focused on the queen’s death and rising Charles…another coincidence?????

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  5. jackson mississippi water crisis SOLVED after ace and epa arrive and FLIP A SWITCH? which the mayor said the problem would cost a billion $$ to fix?

    If the city’s water infrastructure truly failed, why hasn’t Carter, the person in charge of Water Operations, been held accountable for this, one user asked.

    Mary Carter has been in charge of water operations for almost 9 years
    — Gary (@plzbepatient) August 31, 2022

    Media outlets and leftwing activists jumped to blame “racism” to be the root of the Jackson water “crisis.” NBC News’ Kat Tenbarge, citing the 80% black population of Jackson, said the system failed due to “environmental racism.”

    “More people need to be talking about Jackson, Mississippi. The city ran out of bottled water to give residents yesterday. It’s the largest city in Mississippi. It’s 80% Black. Their water system is failing because of years of neglect. This is environmental racism,” Tenbarge tweeted.

    Tenbarge did not mention how since 1997, the mayor of Jackson has been black, or how the Director of Public Works, Charles Williams Jr., and the Deputy Director of Water Operations is also black.

    Various Twitter users believe Carter should have been able to fix the water crisis due to her job experience and role. “So ‘systemic racism’ leading to infrastructure deficits can be resolved by a few competent people by flipping a switch one afternoon,” one user commented.

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  6. copied from tcth…comment on the suggested masters…

    September 10, 2022 9:14 am

    Interesting choices by President Trump’s Team

    Raymond Deari is a “Reagan Judge” and EX-FISC Judge appointed by Justice Roberts, 2012-2019. He knows exactly what is happening and what happened in 2015-17 due to his FISC assignment.

    Paul Huck Jr. The following is link to the FLA Bar Page with his profile. He is a known entity to the Florida Federal Courts.

    Interesting part, if I read the overviews correctly is that they both already have or had the necessary security clearances. This is key because once granted a clearance, reactivation is a very short process. So, President Trump’s Team has proposed Masters both familiar with the requirements, familiar with the case and who remove the “classified materials” BS by the DoJ.

    Thomas Griffin is a very hard read and possibly a sleeper “compromise” trap proposed by DoJ. He was appointed by Republicans under Bush II and has rendered some “conservative” leaning opinions. Yet, he worked the corrupt DC Circuit and had the support of SENATORS Obama and Harry Reid during confirmation.

    As for Barbara S. Jones, all one has to see is CLINTON APPOINTEE and SD NY.

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  7. i remember this…tcth

    September 10, 2022 3:58 am
    Reply to Oldretiredguy

    Does anyone remember back in the Mueller special counsel days when document after document was highly redacted? Remember when some of those redactions were uncovered? Does anyone remember when one particular unredacted redaction revealed that McCabe bought a 30K + conference table at taxpayer expense? It was only redacted because it was embarrassing to the FBI. And there you have it.

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    1. This is why I’ve never understood all the brouhaha over redactions – I’ve seen it in all the small ways words are changed/redacted in order to create a different impression/understanding in normal, every-day government contracts! Happens every single day!!! It is embedded within the government culture – above all else, PROTECT YOURSELF!

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  8. EXCERPT: “”A left-leaning New York think tank sounded a familiar warning about Arizona’s “voter suppression bills” being “dangerously close to becoming law,” Daily Caller reports. The Brennan Center for Justice added in a press release that Arizona was “taking center stage in the relent­less effort to rein in voter parti­cip­a­tion in the name of ‘elec­tion secur­ity.’” Pending bills, the think tank claimed, were “aimed at making voting by mail harder.”

    That was in April 2021, before Arizona passed several reform measures that state legislators said they crafted to ensure secure and honest elections. Little more than a year later, in August 2022, Arizona notched a record for high turnout in a primary election as 1.45 million voters participated, or 35.1% of those registered, surpassing the previous record in a 2000 primary by 7,000 ballots.

    Voter turnout in Arizona for 2018, the last primary in a non-presidential election year, was 1.2 million voters, or 33.4%. In 2021, Democrats and pundits attacked election reform laws enacted in 19 states as attempts at “voter suppression.” The five states that appeared to come under the most attack were Georgia, Texas, Arizona, Florida, and Iowa—all of which saw boosted voter turnout so far in 2022 compared to the 2018 primaries.

    As a rule, non-presidential elections and primary elections attract lower turnout than presidential elections or general elections. But voter turnout was significantly higher in the 2022 primaries in Georgia, Texas, and Arizona and nominally higher in Florida than in the comparable 2018 primaries.

    So new election laws in these states did a lousy job of suppressing the vote, if that’s what Republican lawmakers designed them to do.”

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  9. EXCERPT: “Overdose deaths due to fentanyl are now the leading cause of death for soldiers at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, which is a vast military base that is home to the 82nd Airborne, the 18th Airborne Corps, as well as Special Forces Group.

    Besides overdoses occurring at Fort Bragg, six students at the United States Military Academy at West Point were sent to hospitals in Florida during their spring break from college this year after they ingested cocaine that was adulterated with fentanyl.

    According to the article published in Rolling Stone, “casualty data acquired via the Freedom of Information Act reveal that a total of 109 active and reserve troops assigned to Fort Bragg lost their lives between the years 2020 and 2021.” Only four of the fatalities happened during military actions that took place outside of the country. Everything else happened inside the United States. There were less than 20 deaths attributed to natural causes. A total of 33 deaths were due to overdoses from fentanyl and other illicit drugs.”

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  10. EXCERPT: “During his program, Levin jumped into the fight and hammered the DOJ as well, joking that Mar-a-Lago was as protected as Fort Knox and that the only real danger is coming from the leakers in the FBI and Deep State. Speaking on those leakers and exposing the DOJ as just wanting to cover up its malfeasance, Levin said:

    “Now, we have people all over TV, former federal prosecutors who are a dime a dozen. There’s thousands and thousands of them. And Mr. Bill Barr going on and on about howgraphy grave this is so here we have Mar-a-Lago, which is a compound that is protected by government secret service agents.

    “Here we have Mar-a-Lago which they want you to think is just some kind of a country club, where none of the information has been leaked, including to the “Washington Post.” So the only leakers here are the Department of Justice and they do not want a special master. Why? Why, America? It’s a cover-up. That’s why. They don’t want you to know everything that the Department of Justice grabbed out of Donald Trump’s home. And so we’re supposed to indict Donald Trump over this.”

    Levin also mocked Trump’s former AG, Bill Barr, saying:

    “First of all, one of the things I say is I notice Bill Barr’s out there trashing former President Trump. I think he’s on cable TV more than an erectile dysfunction at this point, Sean Hannity. I don’t know what his problem is, but there’s a couple of issues here I would raise with him and the nation. Who’s in charge of this investigation? It’s the attorney general of the United States. He hasn’t recused himself. He hasn’t appointed somebody else. He’s in charge of every aspect of this investigation, including the search warrant. So that is a huge problem.”

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    1. Unfortunately, I believe it is true….that’s what I get every month…..and I have to pay for my keep, whereas they don’t, including new clothes, cell phones, health care on a whim, roof over their heads, utilities, insurance, and on and on and on……

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  12. TGP I mock so you don’t have too

    Prince Harry told by King Charles ‘Meghan not welcome’ at Queen’s bedside— And rightfully so because she makes it about her

    Marsha Hunt, ’40s star and blacklist victim, dies at 104—- Wow what an age.

    Zuckerberg Is Losing: Major Companies Remove Facebook Login Option Over Privacy Concerns—- GOOD. Why I never had FB

    ucker: Hispanic Voters Are Moving To The GOP — And Democrats Are In Denial—– GOOD now wake up the blacks

    Army Recommends Food Stamps For Struggling Soldiers—–….. but illegals get it all

    Biden Wishes a ‘Joyous’ Mid-Autumn Festival – or Mooncake Festival Celebrated in Chinese Culture— Butter brain

    1100 Athletes Die From Sudden Death From 1966-2004, At Least 673 Have Died Since January 2021, Number Likely Higher—- Higher and higher….

    CORRUPTION? Dem Governor Gave COVID Test Contract To Donor — Who Charged State Double—– nope its the dem way

    21-Year-Old Tourist Raped on NYC Subway Platform— Welcome to NYC the dem way

    Illinois Democrats Eliminate Cash Bail System on Felonies Including Second-Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery, Arson, Kidnapping, Drug-induced Homicide, and Looting — Let’s Criminals Walk!— Well they forget the state is red expect for the big C

    Doctors, Scientists and Professionals from More than 34 Countries Declare “International Medical Crisis” due to Diseases and Deaths Caused by COVID-19 Vaccines—- Called it

    Biden DOJ Picks Same Special Master Candidate Who Was Behind Giuliani and Toensing Home Raids – Michael Cohen Case — AND DONATES TO DEMOCRATS!—- My shocked face

    Democrat Congresswoman and Candidate For Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass Says Home Was Burglarized, Firearms Stolen—- Ahhh dems

    $13 Million US Blackhawk Helicopter, A Gift from Joe Biden and Mark Milley to the Taliban – Goes Up in Flames in Kabul—- My tax dollars….I want a refund

    Ecoterrorists: Climate Change Activists Disrupt Dairy Supply Across UK by Disabling all Milk Trucks at Processing Plants—— This BS needs to stop. Also I’d love to see the tire pop in her face.

    Michelle Obama Spotted Leaving Swanky New York City Hotel… Wearing a Pair of Hideous Baggy Jeans—-Now that’s a balls…z move
    Someone doesn’t own a mirror

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