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

File Number: US081
Review Date:
480129
Case Number:
12-1140 (US vs. Heinrich Rixen)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Rixen, Heinrich - Death Sentence
Court:
General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 471203-471204
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Springe
Crime Date:
441126
Victim:
POW
Nationality:
Canadian
Agency:
Wehrmacht
Subject of the proceeding:
On 26 November 1944, an unidentified Canadian flyer parachuted to the ground near Springe, Germany. The accused, a convalescent inmate of a military hospital, set out after the injured flyer. Armed with a rifle and shot and killed the airman while escorting him to a nearby hospital