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

File Number: US055
Review Date:
470627
Case Number:
12-765 (US vs. Christian Menrath et al)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Knopp, Otto - Death Sentence
Menrath, Christian - Death Sentence
Court:
General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470324-470327
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Bergisch-Gladbach
Crime Date:
450329
Victim:
POW
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Volkssturm (Home Guard), Company CO; NSDAP, Kreisleiter (secretary)
Subject of the proceeding:
The accused participated in the execution of an unarmed American airman after he had surrendered and had been taken into custody