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

File Number: US148
Review Date:
471003
Case Number:
12-1871-1 (US vs. Julius Lassak)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Accused:
Lassak, Julius - Life Sentence
Court:
General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470609-470610
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
Giessen-Wieseck
Crime Date:
441003
Victim:
POW’s
Nationality:
American
Agency:
Police, Police Director of Giessen
Subject of the proceeding:
After three American airmen were detained by local police at the Wieseck police station, the accused, identifying himself as Police Director of Giessen, and in the company of NSDAP Kreisleiter Brueck and Hitler Jugend Leader Wilcke, ordered the POW's to be handed over. The Wieseck police refused this but the POW's were taken by force and were marched off to the Giessen cemetery and subsequently shot and killed on orders of the NSDAP Kreisleiter and Reichs Defense Commissioner of Giessen, Brueck (see also US147)