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

File Number: US110
Review Date:
450823
Case Number:
12-1497 (US vs. Josef Hartgen et al)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Barthel, Heinrich - 15 Years
Daum, Georg - 25 Years
Fugmann, Karl - Acquittal
Gutlich, Philipp - Death Sentence
Hartgen, Josef - Death Sentence
Opper, Johann - Death Sentence
Reinhardt, Kaethe - Death Sentence
Seipel, Johannes - Death Sentence
Witzel, Margarete - Death Sentence
Wolf, August - 15 Years
Wust, Friedrich - Death Sentence
Court:
Military Commission at Darmstadt, Germany 450725
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Russelsheim
Crime Date:
440826
Victim:
POW’s
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Civilians
Subject of the proceeding:
In retaliation of a heavy air raid on Russelsheim that destroyed many civilian homes, an angry mob formed and chased and killed six captured American airmen, who were led through the town, by beating them to death with bricks, hammers, sticks and other objects