(born on January 3
in an unknown German city) was a Nazi
guard in at least three slave labor camps during World War II
In 1943 Bergmann arrived at Ravensbruck
where she received her initial training and first assignment. In late 1944 she went to the Neu Rohlau subcamp of Flossenburg
located near Chemnitz
Bergmann soon moved on to the Oederan subcamp of Flossenburg where she served out the rest of the war, after which an East German court found her guilty of murder and sentenced her to life imprisonment. Her trial was held in former East Germany in Neubrandenburg in November 1955.
Trial, prison and release
She was accused of cruelty towards prisoners using a whip and to have set a dog on prisoners (killing six of them) amongst other things. After the fall of the Berlin Wall
in 1989, Bergmann was still in prison in Hoheneck
alongside Ulla Jürß
, another female Nazi
guard. They both petitioned for mercy and were released on probation in May 1991.