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

File Number: US449
Review Date:
471115
Case Number: 000-50-9 (US vs Josias Prince zu Waldeck et al)
Crime Category: War Crimes, NS-Crimes in Detainment Centers
Accused:

Barnewald, Otto - Death Sentence (R&R: Life Sentence)
Bender, August - 10 Years (st. 450506)
Bergmeier, Anton - Death Sentence
Dietzsch, Arthur - 15 Years (st. 461206)
Eisele, Hans - Death Sentence
Greunuss, Werner - Life Sentence (R&R: 20 Years; st. 450703)
Grimm, Philipp - Death Sentence (R&R: Life Sentence)
Grossmann, Hermann - Death Sentence
Hackmann, Heinrich - Death Sentence (R&R: Life Sentence)
Heigel, Gustav - Death Sentence
Helbig, Hermann - Death Sentence
Ellenbogen, Edwin Katzen - Life Sentence (R&R: 15 Years; st. 451024)
Kestel, Josef - Death Sentence
Koch, Ilse - Life Sentence (R&R: 4 Years; st. 451018)
Koehler, Richard - Death Sentence
Krautwurst, Hubert - Death Sentence
Merbach, Hans - Death Sentence
Merker, Peter - Death Sentence (R&R: 20 Years; st. 450506)
Otto, Wolfgang - 20 Years (st. 450620)
Pister, Hermann - Death Sentence
Pleissner, Emil - Death Sentence
Reimer, Guido - Death Sentence (R&R: Life Sentence)
Roscher, Helmut - Death Sentence (R&R: Life Sentence)
Schmidt, Hans - Death Sentence
Schobert, Max - Death Sentence
Schwartz, Albert - Death Sentence (R&R: Life Sentence)
Waldeck, Josias - Life Sentence
Wendt, Walter - 15 Years (st. 450528) (R&R: 5 Years; st. 450528)
Wilhelm, Friedrich - Death Sentence
Wolf, Hans - Death Sentence
Zinecker, Hans - Life Sentence
Court:
General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany, 470411-470814
Country where the crime had been committed: Germany
Crime Location: KL Buchenwald, (satellite camp KL Buchenwald) KL Ohrdruf, KL Wernigerode, KL Bochumer Verein, KL Gustloff Werke; evacuation transport from KL Buchenwald to Weimar (April 1945)
Crime Date: 390901-450505
Victim: Prisoners, POW's, Jews
Nationality: French, German, Soviet, Polish, Dutch, Hungarian, Rumanian, unknown
Agency: Police, Higher SS- and Police Leader (HSSPF), Detainment Center Staff KL Buchenwald, KL Ohrdruf, KL Wernigerode, KL Bochumer Verein, KL Gustloff Werke; Prisoner Functionary
Subject of the proceeding: Administrative supervision over KL Buchenwald. Performing guard and supervisory duties in the concentration camp, thereby participating in the subjection of POW's and civilian nationals of nations at war with Germany to cruelties and mistreatment. Fatal mishandling,  hanging, shooting and starving of prisoners. Mass executions of Polish and Soviet POW's through shootings and hangings. Medical experimentation on prisoners and administration of lethal injections to prisoners