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

File Number: US116
Review Date:
461227
Case Number:
12-1576 (US vs. Julius Bodenstein et al)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Bodenstein, Julius - Acquittal + Life Sentence
Kuerschner, Edmund - 20 Years
Court:
General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 460627-460701
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Schweina
Crime Date:
440720
Victim:
POW
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Police, Police Official from Schweina; Home Guard, Home Guard Leader Schweina
Subject of the proceeding:

The accused Bodenstein participated in the assault of an airman after he had surrendered. At the same day, three airmen bailed out of their disabled plane near Schweina. One of them was killed in landing and the other two were taken into custody and, after interrogation, were locked in cells at the local jail. One of them was shot dead by a guard, allegedly while trying to escape. The third flyer was ordered to assist in the burial of his comrades at the local cemetery. After attacking accused Bodenstein the flyer made an escape attempt and was shot dead in pursuit