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

File Number: US103a
Review Date:
461105
Case Number:
12-1370 (US vs. Hans Saur)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Saur, Hans - Death Sentence
Court:
Military Commission at Salzburg, Austria 460619-460622
Country where the crime had been committed:
Austria
Crime Location:
KL Gusen
Crime Date:
440725
Victim:
POW
Nationality:
American
Agency:
SS, Detainment Center Staff KL Gusen
Subject of the proceeding:
A bomber plane pilot parachuted to earth over the Gusen concentration camp. While still in the air and despite having raised his hands in token of surrender, the accused, an SS camp guard, fired a series of shots at the flier with an automatic weapon. After landing, the heavily wounded flyer was taken to the camp's hospital where he died in the course of an emergency operation

Note: This case was not included in the original Trial List