Nazi Crimes on Trial
Trials by U.S. Army Courts in Europe 1945 - 1948
US024 Review Date: 480119 Case Nr.: 11-519 & 11-584-1 & 12-3191D (US vs. Kurt Petersdorff [Petersdorf] et al) Crime Category: War Crimes Accused: Fuerboeck, Johann - Acquittal Haak, Alois - 25 Years Mutschler, Friedrich - Life Sentence Petersdorf, Kurt - Acquittal Philipp, Viktor - 3 Years Court: General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 471003-471027 Country where the crime had been committed: Germany, France Crime Location: Muttersholtz, Wolfisheim, unknown Crime Date: 411209-450508 Victim: POW’s Nationality: American Agency: Gendarmerie District Schlettstadt (Alsace) Subject of the proceeding: The accused subjected surrendered POW’s to cruelties and mistreatment, including killings, beatings, torture, abuse and other indignities. Around 21 July 1944, they participated in the killing of a unarmed American airman, who had been captured in the woods near Ebersmünster (Alsace), where he had landed his plane. Around 15 August 1944, they encouraged and participated in the killing of an unarmed American POW near Wolfisheim.