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

File Number: US131
Review Date:
470611
Case Number:
12-1761 (US vs. Hugo Blessmann et al)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Blessmann, Hugo - 2 Years
Karlsohn, Wilhelm 1 Years
Marx, Johann Adam Qz - 6 Months
Schmitz, Franz Johann- Acquittal
Segschneider, Gottfried - 1 Year
Court:
Intermediate Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470318-470319
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Bruhl [Brühl]
Crime Date:
4501
Victim:
POW
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Police, Kripo, Rural Police (Landwacht); NSDAP, SA-Members
Subject of the proceeding:
An American flyer parachuted to safety and was taken into custody by members of the German Wehrmacht who later turned the victim over to the accused. While transporting the airman to a local jail he was taken in front of a local SA Club House and assaulted. Afterwards he was taken to a jail in the local Rathaus, handcuffed and again assaulted and beaten