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They didn't, but it is said that they used their skin to make other pieces of furniture, such as couches and rugs.

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No. At the time of the early postwar trials of concentration camp guards some journalists said that a few of the guards had had lampshades made out of the skin of prisoners with erotic tattoos. The strange thing is that these allegations were made only about female guards - the implication being that they were demonically perverted. All this was entertaining stuff for some readers.

It seems to be a popular urban legend.

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Ilse Koch, the wife of the Commandant of Buchenwald had lampshades made of human skin, and Irma Grese had a handbag (?) made of human skin.

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