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

File Number: US023
Review Date: 470911
Case Nr.: 11-514 (US vs. Max Josef Schmid)
Crime Category: War Crimes
Accused:
Schmid, Max Josef - 10 Years
Court: General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470519
Country where the crime had been committed: France
Crime Location: Marquise (Pas-de-Calais)
Crime Date: 4405-4406
Victim: POW
Nationality: American
Agency: Wehrmacht; Airforce; German Physician and Commanding Officer of the Marquise dispensary
Subject of the proceeding:
Shortly after having been taken to the Marquise dispensary and having been administered three injections by the accused, a heavily injured American airman died. The accused severed the head of the American flyer from the body with a saw, boiled the head for several hours, removed the skin and flesh, and bleached the head in hydrogen peroxide, allegedly for scientific purposes