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

File Number: US292
Review Date:
Case Number:
000-50-2-9 (US vs Frank [Franz] Bezak et al)
Crime Category:
War Crimes, NS-Crimes in Detainment Centers
Bezak, Frank [Franz] - Acquittal
Ebert, Hans - 2 Years
Erdle, Josef - 2 Years
Gastl, Karl - Acquittal
Krafft, Johann - Acquittal
Langstein, Karl - 2 Years
Schaeffler, Stefan - 2 Years (R&R disappr. of findings & sentence)
Vitzthum, Franz - 2 Years
Intermediate Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 461104
Country where the crime had been committed:
Crime Location:
KL Dachau, KL Landsberg, KL Augsburg(-Haunstetten/-Pfersee), KL Kempten, KL Friedrichshafen, KL Saulgau (satellite camps KL Dachau)
Crime Date:
Prisoners, POW's
Detainment Center Staff KL Dachau, KL Landsberg, KL Augsburg, KL Kempten, KL Friedrichshafen, KL Saulgau
Subject of the proceeding:
Performing guard duties in the KL, as well as during the evacuation marches from KL Augsburg to Klemach just prior to the capitulation, from KL Kempten to Fuessen (27 April 1945) and from KL Saulgau to KL Friedrichshafen (22 April 1945; aborted), thereby participating in the subjection of POW's and civilian nationals of nations at war with Germany to cruelties and mistreatment