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

File Number: US226
Review Date: 480127
Case Number: 000-Buchenwald-2 (US vs. Wilhelm Hinderer et al) 470827
Crime Category: War Crimes; Final Phase Crimes
Accused:
Hinderer, Wilhelm - Acquittal
Postl, Josef - Acquittal
Court: General Military Government Court, 470829
Country where the crime had been committed: Germany
Crime Location: Ludwigslust, during the evacuation march from KL Schönebeck (outcamp of KL Buchenwald) to KL Oranienburg
Crime Date: 450426
Victim: Prisoner
Nationality: French
Agency: Detainment Center Staff KL Schönebeck (KL Buchenwald)
Subject of the proceeding: On 11 April 1945, inmates left Camp Schönebeck ["Schoonebeck"], an outcamp of Buchenwald concentration camp, on an evacuation march, and proceeded in the direction of Oranienburg. There were six to seven hundred inmates on the march and the accused served as guards on the march. On about the 26 April 1945, when the column rested and some of the inmates were in a barn, the accused fired several pistol shots at an eggshell lying on the ground a short distance from the foundation wall of the barn. As a result of this pistol fire, an inmate, said to have been a Frenchman, was shot and killed