The moment some of the Nazis' most notorious murderers were brought to justice: Photographs show 'Bitch of Belsen' and Auschwitz killer Franz Hossler at trial where they were sentenced to hang
- Pilot Keith Parfitt photographed the Nazis at Celle Prison in Germany
- One of those pictured is Franz Hossler, a commander at Auschwitz
- Another is female SS guard Irma Grese, known as the 'Bitch of Belsen'
- The pair were among 11 Nazis sentenced to hang at Belsen Trial of 1945
Photographs of notorious Nazi war criminals taken during their detainment at the end of the Second World War have surfaced in the belongings of a British Spitfire pilot.
One of the people in the black-and-white photos is a smirking Franz Hossler - a commander at Auschwitz concentration camp before being made deputy commandant of Bergen-Belsen.
The mass murderers were caught on camera along with dozens of other defendants at Celle Prison in Germany by Flight Lieutenant Keith Parfitt.
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Flight Lieutenant Keith Parfitt took photographs of some of the worst Nazi murderers at Celle Prison in Germany. Circled left is infamous female SS guard Herta Bothe. Right, Auschwitz commander Franz Hossler
Pictured on the left is Herta Bothe, alongside two other female prisoners
Bothe(pictured top) was a Nazi concentration camp guard imprisoned for war crimes but eventually released
A group of young women Nazis sit outside the jail where 45 people faced charges for war crimes in 1945
A woman is marched before gathered crowds during the war crimes trial held after the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen death camp
The evil SS-Obersturmfuhrer murdered thousands of Jews by forcing them into gas chambers or shooting them in cold blood.
Another prominent SS guard in the pictures is Irma Grese, the so-called ‘Bitch of Belsen’. She was the head of the women’s camp and murdered and tortured numerous female prisoners.
The pair were among 45 Nazis tried for war crimes at the first Belsen Trial in November 1945 and were sentenced to hang.
Another snap is a reconnaissance photo of Belsen in north Germany, taken from the air by the RAF officer in April 1944 - a full year before the camp was liberated and its horrors revealed.
Flt Lt Parfitt stored the photos along with all his other wartime memorabilia in an old suitcase which his relatives recently stumbled upon.
They presented it at auctioneers Henry Aldridge and Son of Devizes, Wiltshire, who are now selling the contents.
As well as the photographs, the case contains Flt Lt Parfitt's flying log books, which chart the hundreds of sorties he flew on between 1941 to 1945, notated flight maps of Germany and a German stopwatch he took as a souvenir.
The collection is said to be worth about £1,200 and is being sold on Saturday.
Detained alongside Hossler and Grese, they were among dozens to be arrested at the site towards the end of the Second World War
More than a dozen women, suspected of being complicit in war crimes, are displayed before a gathered crowd
A group of men are marched out of the jail cells before two rows of Allied soldiers acting as prison guards
'His photos of some of the Nazi war criminals are a proper rogue’s gallery to say the least. These were some of the most evil perpetrators of the Holocaust.
'The only positive thing about these pictures is that they were taken at a time when good had conquered evil and justice was about to be served on them.'
The most infamous Nazi at the Belsen Trial was Josef Kramer, the commandant who was responsible for the deaths of thousands of Jews, although he is not seen in Flt Lt Parfitt’s pictures.
Evidence relating to his number two, Hossler, heard that at Auschwitz he gassed 1,600 Dutch Jews after cramming all but one person into the same bunker. He shot the remaining prisoner dead.
There is a notorious photograph of Hossler proudly standing next to a cart piled high with the bodies of dead Jews.
Flight Lieutenant Parfitt took this aerial photograph of Bergen-Belsen in April 1944 - a full year before the concentration camp was liberated
The RAF Spitfire pilot stored the photos along with all his other wartime memorabilia in an old suitcase
Flt Lt Parfitt, from Wiltshire, also took a series of stunning aerial images of the cities he flew over
The pilot's belongings, including these images, were found by relatives in an old suitcase
Pictured is one of the cities flown over by Flt Lt Parfitt during the final days of the Second World War