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

File Number: US100
Review Date:
471110
Case Number:
12-1292 (US vs. Werner Hess)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Hess, Werner - 6 Months
[Svoboda, Hubert von] - not tried
Court: General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470804-470804
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Dorsten
Crime Date:
441015
Victim:
POW
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Wehrmacht, headquarters FLAK regiment
Subject of the proceeding:
Encouraged the assault of a captured American bomber pilot in retaliation of an air raid on Dorsten, Germany. The accused allowed a hostile mob to attack the airman with shovels and other objects