Nazi Crimes on Trial
'Dachau Trials'
Trials by U.S. Army Courts in Europe 1945 - 1948

File Number: US013
Review Date:
450420
Case Number:
6-56 (US vs. Curt Bruns)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Bruns, Curt - Death Sentence
Court:
Military Commission at Duren, Germany 450407
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Bleialf
Crime Date:
441220
Victim:
POW’s
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Wehrmacht, 2nd Battalion, 293rd Regiment, 18th Volks- Gendarmerie Division
Subject of the proceeding:
The accused, commander of the 2nd Battalion, ordered the shooting of two American soldiers, who were singled out from among a group of several hundreds of American POW's on a forced march to a camp in Bleialf. The victims were selected allegedly because they were of Jewish origins. Prior to the execution, the accused made the statement that "Jews have no right to live in Germany"