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

File Number: US231
Review Date: 480301
Case Number: 000-Buchenwald-7 (US vs. Heinz Blume)
Crime Category: War Crimes; Final Phase Crimes; NS-Crimes in Detainment Centers
Accused:
Blume, Heinz - Death Sentence (R&R: Life Sentence)
Court: General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 471022-471024
Country where the crime had been committed: Czechoslovakia; Germany
Crime Location: Graslitz, on the evacuation march from KL Meuselwitz (sub camp of KL Buchenwald), KL Meuselwitz
Crime Date: 4504
Victim: Prisoners, Jews
Nationality: Polish; Russian
Agency: Detainment Center Staff KL Meuselwitz (sub camp of KL Buchenwald)
Subject of the proceeding:
On or about 16 April 1945, at the Czech town of Graslitz, while guarding a prisoner evacuation transport from KL Meuselwitz, the accused fired his pistol into a group of twenty to twenty- five prisoners. One shot hit the head of a Polish-Jewish victim resulting in his death. On or about 21 April, between Falkenau and Eilbogen in Czechoslavakia, during the said evacuation transport, the accused shot and killed four Russian prisoners who were improperly attempting to take food. In March or April 1945, at KL Meuselwitz, the accused beat a Polish female inmate with a rubber stick on her body and head because she had improperly taken a few potatoes