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

File Number: US193
Review Date: 480203
Case Number: 12-2162 (US vs. Josef Ellers)
Crime Category: War Crimes
Accused:
Ellers, Josef - 20 Years
Court: General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470528-470529
Country where the crime had been committed: Germany
Crime Location:
Keppeln (near Luisendorf)
Crime Date: 440918
Victim: POW
Nationality: American
Agency: Police, SS police unit Essen
Subject of the proceeding: After parachuting to the ground a group of American airborne soldiers were searched by the accused, who shot one of them in the left side. After being denied medical treatment by the police officer in charge, the soldier died of his wound later that day