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

File Number: US248
Review Date: 480129
Case Number: 000-Buchenwald-49 (US vs. Ferdinand Lemke)
Crime Category: War Crimes; NS-Crimes in Detainment Centers
Accused:
Lemke, Ferdinand - Acquittal
Court: General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 471120-471121
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location: KL Buchenwald
Crime Date: 4407
Victim: Prisoners
Nationality: Unknown
Agency: Detainment Center Staff KL Buchenwald
Subject of the proceeding: The accused and another SS man was seen shooting in the direction where inmates were resting. As a result two or three inmates were killed. The accused gave a "mercy shot" to one of them