Jenny-Wanda Barkmann (c.1921 – July 4, 1946) was a Nazi concentration camp SS official.
She is believed to have spent her childhood in Hamburg
In 1944, she became an Aufseherin
in the Stutthof SK-III
women's camp, where she brutalized prisoners, some to death. She also selected women and children for the gas chambers
. She was so severe the women prisoners nicknamed her the Beautiful Specter
Barkmann fled Stutthof as the Soviets
approached. She was arrested in May 1945 while trying to leave a train station in Gdańsk
, incarcerated and became a defendant in the Stutthof Trial
She is said to have flirted with her prison guards and was apparently seen arranging her hair while hearing testimony. She was found guilty, after which she declared, "Life is indeed a pleasure, and pleasures are usually short."
Barkmann was publicly hanged on July 4 1946, on Biskupia Gorka Hill, near Gdańsk. She was around twenty-five years old.