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

File Number: US072
Review Date:
471216
Case Number:
12-1077, 12-1035, 12-1837 & 12-878 (US vs. Hartmann Lauterbacher
et al)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Homann, Ernst - Acquittal
Koenigsdorf [Konigsdorf], Ernst (Ernest Hermann August) - Life Sentence
Landwehr, Hermann Ferdinand Albert- 5 Years
Lauterbacher, Hartman - Acquittal
Lessmann, Arthur - Acquittal
Pfeiffer, Wilhelm - Life Sentence
Reinecke, August - Life Sentence
Reinhardt, Otto - Life Sentence
Schock, Michael - Acquittal
Schottke, Robert - 15 Years
Court:
General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470820-471002
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
German Reich general, Vienenburg, Lochtum, Heiningen, Burgdorf
Crime Date:
411209-450508, 440519, 440928 450222
Victim:
POW’s
Nationality:
American
Agency:
NSDAP, Kreisleitung Goslar, Ortsgruppenleitung Burgdorf; Civil Administration, Mayor of Heiningen; Civilian, Railroad Foreman; Police, Reserve Police
Subject of the proceeding:
Collective charge of common plan to commit, or cause Violations of the Laws and Usages of War in that the accused ordered and participated in the subjection of members of the U.S. Army to cruelties and mistreatment, including killings, beatings, tortures and other indignities. Shooting of five American flyers in Vienenburg after their capture and interrogation on 19 May 1944, on orders of the Goslar Kreisleitung. Shooting of an American flyer on 28 September 1944 by the mayor of Heiningen. Shooting of an American flyer on 28 September 1944 near Burgdorf