Nazi Crimes on Trial
the dachau trials
Trials by U.S. Army Courts in Europe 1945 - 1948

Case Descriptions

Listed here are the descriptions of the cases tried by US Army Courts from 1945 to 1948. These descriptions are modelled after those concerning the post-war German trials, which you'll find elsewhere on this website.

Each case description has the following 13 entries:

1) File Nr.
2) Case Nr.
3) Review Date
4) Crime Category
5) Accused
6) Court
7) Country where the crime had been committed
8) Crime Location
9) Crime Date
10) Victim
11) Nationality
12) Agency
13) Subject of the proceeding

ad 1): our identification number referring to the NARA Trial list
ad 2): registration number of the War Crimes Branch, JAG-office
ad 3): date of Review and Recommendation
ad 4): next to the general category of war crimes, this entry may contain a further specification of the actual crime involved (e.g. "NS-Crimes in Detainment Centers" in concentration camp cases)
ad 5): name of the accused + sentence by the court (only if the R&R recommendation differs with the court's sentence is this listed)
ad 6): court which tried the case + trial date(s)
ad 7): ...
ad 8): ...
ad 9): date listed in the order year/month/day
ad 10): kind of victims
ad 11): nationality of the victims
ad 12): institution or unit to which the accused belonged (general - specific: e.g.: SS, 17th SS Panzer Grenadier Division, 38th Regiment)
ad 13): brief description of the crime(s) under consideration