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

File Number: US198
Review Date: 461104
Case Number: 12-2256 & 5-66 (US vs. Markus Lienhart et al)
Crime Category: War Crimes
Accused:
Lienhart, Franz - 10 Years (R&R: 3 Years)
Lienhart, Markus - Death Sentence
Court: Military Commission at Austria, 460423
Country where the crime had been committed: Austria
Crime Location: Strassgang
Crime Date: 450304
Victim: POW’s
Nationality: American
Agency: SS, Waffen SS, SS-Regiment Hohenstaufen; Civilian
Subject of the proceeding: Three American airmen were shot and killed by the accused Markus Lienhart, after being captured. While being led to town an American airman was severely beaten by the accused Franz Lienhart in retaliation for recent air raids that had taken place