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November 8, 2012

Sculpture of Noor Inayat Khan unveiled by the British

Filed under: Dachau, World War II — Tags: — furtherglory @ 10:23 am

This morning, when I checked my blog stats, I noticed that three of my previous posts about Noor Inayat Khan were getting lots of hits.  (here, here and here) This tipped me off that there must be some news about her.  I did a search and found a news article about her here.  I previously blogged about the memorial for Noor Inayat Khan here.

I learned something new about Noor: she was executed by a FIRING SQUAD at Dachau.  That is good news.  At least she was given a proper execution, befitting a brave heroine who fought as a legal combatant during a war — NOT!

Unfortunately, no one took a photo of her execution.  The only witness to her execution, who came forward long after the war, said that she had been shot in the head by a high ranking SS officer after he had beaten her into a “bloody mess.”

This quote is from the article in the BBC news:

After evading capture for three months, the spy was imprisoned, tortured and eventually shot by the German Gestapo at Dachau concentration camp in 1944.

Her final word – uttered as the German firing squad raised their weapons – was simple. “Liberté”.

The article doesn’t say whether she was given the usual blindfold before she was executed by a firing squad.  Hopefully, she was.

The usual method of execution at Dachau was by hanging.  You can read, on my website, about the staff members of the Dachau camp who were convicted of a war crime, by the American Military Tribunal at Dachau, because they participated in the executions by hanging at Dachau.

With all of the proof that Noor was shot, either by a firing squad, or by a shot in the head by an high ranking officer, the staff members at the Dachau Memorial site have the nerve to tell people, who inquire about the records of her execution, that there are no records of Noor being brought to Dachau, nor any records of her execution at Dachau.

You can read about the alleged execution of General Delestraint at Dachau on my website here.  Strangely, none of the male prisoners in the SOE were executed at Dachau; on the contrary, the men were treated very well.  Only women in the SOE were tortured and killed at Dachau.

You can read about the fate of Andrée Borrel, one of the SOE women here.  You can read a previous post about the SOE women here.


  1. The BBC have recently aired the investigation into Noor and female conrades tht lead to their executions at Dachau concentration camps via witnesses that were witness to the ladies arriving.

    Comment by mogseyward — November 28, 2012 @ 6:18 pm

    • I have searched for the news about the investigation, but have found nothing. Do you have a link for this information? There were witnesses to Noor arriving at the Natzweiler camp, but I don’t know of any witnesses who saw Noor arriving at Dachau. There was one witness to her execution at Dachau, who came forward years later, but he did not witness her arrival.

      This quote is from this page of my website:

      “On September 12, 1944, four more women SOE agents were secretly executed at Dachau. There are no records of the execution of the four women at Dachau and all of their names were not known until 1947 when the name Noor-un-nisa Inayat Khan was added to the list of the Dachau victims. Until Sonia Olschanezky was finally identified as the fourth Natzweiler victim, it had been assumed that Noor Inayat Khan was executed at Natzweiler. Brian Stonehouse, a British SOE agent who survived Neuengamme, Mauthausen, Natzweiler and Dachau, had told Vera Atkins, who was investigating the case, that he witnessed the women being brought into the Natzweiler camp to be executed and that one of them could have been Noor Inayat Khan, as she resembled a photograph that he was shown.”

      Brian Stonehouse was a prisoner at Dachau when Noor was allegedly brought to Dachau for execution (after her first execution at Natzweiler). Is he one of the “witnesses that was a witness to the ladies arriving”?

      Since the administrators at Dachau did not keep records of people arriving there for execution, did the male SOE agents, in the Dachau camp, post prisoners at the gate so that there would be witnesses to the arrival of women, who had been sent to a men’s camp for execution?

      Why was there so much secrecy about the execution of SOE women at a men’s camp? It was perfectly legal to execute a captured spy who was aiding the French Resistance. Of course, the SOE men at Dachau were not executed because the Nazis realized that they should leave witnesses because there would be war crimes trials after the war.

      Comment by furtherglory — November 29, 2012 @ 6:51 am

  2. Sorry but I had to stop this obnoxious git after 4.36 mins, couldn’t stand anymore

    Comment by DB — November 9, 2012 @ 3:54 am

  3. LIBOR

    listen to me, listen to me, listen to me ……….missing children, Savile, herotrice,

    Not heroine, toxic Afnamistan.

    No thing from the slaver camps has been reported as was. Too complex for the mall herbivores to kow tow or know. Know or even know how to kow tow NOAHide.

    Comment by thestoker — November 8, 2012 @ 3:16 pm

  4. Another day another holocaust or WW2 memorial unveiled. This is now nearly 70 years after the events. Who pays for all these memorials?? it would be best if May 5th 1945 was made year 0 according to our calendar so the war can take its central place in the western mind. As for this lady who knows what happened to her and she reminds me a bit of another dusky spy who met a sticky end in WW1..the beautiful Mata Hari.

    Comment by Pete — November 8, 2012 @ 10:50 am

    • It seems that The Guardian doesn’t print enough ‘Hitler Ate Jewish Babies For Breakfast’ articles for Pat Condell.

      Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — November 8, 2012 @ 9:57 pm

      • Thanks BRI, I had forgotten what an asshole this clown is. He’s like Igan and Molyneux, Too much air time. All scripted by the scribes.

        Comment by thestoker — November 9, 2012 @ 3:03 am

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