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

File Number: US263
Review Date:
480116
Case Number:
000-Flossenburg-18 (US vs. Eugen Ziehmer)
Crime Category:
War Crimes, NS-Crimes in Detainment Centers
Accused:
Ziehmer, Eugen - Death Sentence
Court:
General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 471029
Country where the crime had been committed:
Germany
Crime Location:
KL Flossenbürg
Crime Date:
4109
Victim:
Prisoners
Nationality:
Polish
Agency:
Detainment Center Staff, Prisoner functionary (Kapo)
Subject of the proceeding:
The accused participated in the killing of five Polish inmates during the so-called Polish Action, during which the prisoners were forced to stand on the roll call square for three days and three nights without any food as a reprisal for an escape attempt of one of them. In the course of these three days the accused fatally mistreated two prisoners with a sledge hammer and killed another three by forcing a water hose in their mouths, causing water to run into their bodies until the victims were dead