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Margit Gabriella Lujza Thyssen
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Born 1911-06-21
Died 1989-09-15
Father Heinrich Thyssen
Mother Margit Bornemisza
German industrialist and Nazi sympathizer. Shared her castle with the Nazi SS.
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Her father baron Heinrich Thyssen gives his daughter control of a castle in Rechnitz, Hungary. Researcher David Litchfield states this was because of the foreshadowing of Hitler and his looming war.
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Six hundred Jews and Gypsies were sent to live in the cellars of the castle that belonged to Margit Thyssen. They were used as forced labor to ready fortifications for the Nazi army in preparation for the advancing Russian army. When the Russians were 15 Kilometers away and it was apparent that the German army could not hold them back Margit Thyssen throws a party. Invited to the party were top Nazis including SS, Gestapo and Hitler Youth. Around midnight they took around 200 Jews that were so malnourished they could no longer work and put them into a store room in a near by barn where the Nazi guests including Margit proceeded to shoot and torture the people to death. Fifteen prisoners were forced to dig the graves, and once the graves were dug and filled with those murdered from the party the night before the grave diggers were shot and buried with them.