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

File Number: US069
Review Date:
470806
Case Number:
12-1034 (US vs. Christian Blum et al)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Blum, Christian - 1 Year (R&R: disappr. of findings & sentence: re-trial)
Hans, Kurt - Acquittal
Hohloch, Gottlob - Acquittal
Memmel, Kurt - nolle prosequi
Court:
General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 460815-460824
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Ruppertshutten
Crime Date:
440912
Victim:
POW’s
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Police, Kriminalpolizei, Jagdkommando (search and pursuit detail) from Würzburg
Subject of the proceeding:
Execution of four American airmen after they had surrendered

Note: reviewer considered sentence too light in the case of Blum and suggested a re-trial. Recommendations were disapproved by the Reviewing Authority and the sentence was upheld