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

File Number: US014
Review Date:
480414
Case Number:
6-100 (US vs. Otto Skorzeny et al)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Von Behr, Philipp - Acquittal
Bellstedt, Ralph - Acquittal
De Bruin, Arend - Acquittal
Fitze, Guenther - Acquittal
Hass, Hans - Acquittal
Kocherscheidt, Wilhelm - Acquittal
Maus, Wilhelm - Acquittal
Muntz, Dennis - Acquittal
Scherf, Walter - Acquittal
Skorzeny, Otto - Acquittal
Court:
General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470818 - 470909
Country where the crime had been committed:
Belgium, Germany
Crime Location:
Fürstenberg, Grafenwohr, area of Hallschlag / Stadtkyll / Hollerath / Lanzerath /Losheim / Holzheim / Engelsdorf (Ligneuville) / Malmedy / Stavelot / St. Vith
Crime Date:
4410 - 4501
Victim:
POW’s
Nationality:
American
Agency:
SS, 150th SS Panzer Brigade
Subject of the proceeding:
The accused encouraged and participated in the removal and improper use of military insignia, badges, emblems, markings and uniforms and documentation of the Armed Forces of the United States by entering into combat in disguise and firing upon and killing, torturing and abusing over one hundred members of the US Armed Forces during the so-called Ardennes Offensive ("Greif-Aktion"). Denied Red Cross access to the surrendered Prisoners of War.