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

File Number: US147
Review Date:
unknown
Case Number:
12-1871 (US vs. Ludwig Schardt)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Schardt, Ludwig - Life Sentence
148 Court: General Military Court at Ludwigsburg, Germany 451120-451123
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Giessen-Wieseck
Crime Date:
441003
Victim:
POW’s
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Volkssturm
Subject of the proceeding:
After three American airmen were detained by local police, the accused and Hitler Jugend Leader Joachem Wilcke forced the police official in charge to surrender the POW's after which they were marched off to the Giessen cemetery and shot and killed on orders of the NSDAP Kreisleiter and Reichs Defense Commissioner of Giessen, Brueck (see also US148)