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

File Number: US454
Review Date:
480227
Case Number: 000-50-46-3 (US vs Ewald Heerde et al)
Crime Category: War Crimes, NS-Crimes in Detainment Centers
Accused:

Becker, Friedrich - Life Sentence
Gutjahr, Georg - Acquittal
Heerde, Ewald - 3 Years (st. 450505)
Rink, Otto - 3 Years (st. 450503)
Schmatz, Sepp - Life Sentence
Schmitz, Heinrich - Death Sentence
Teichmann, Reinhold - served but not tried
Tuma, Ottokar - served but not tried
Court: General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany, 471110-471212
Country where the crime had been committed: Germany
Crime Location: KL Flossenbürg, (satellite camp KL Flossenbürg), KL Altenhammer, KL Dresden; evacuation march from KL Flossenbürg to KL Dachau (April 1945)
Crime Date: 420101-450508
Victim: Prisoners, POW's, Jews, Gypsies
Nationality: Polish, Soviet, Italian, Hungarian, French, unknown
Agency: Detainment Center Staff KL Flossenbürg, KL Altenhammer, KL Dresden; Civilian
Subject of the proceeding: Performing guard and supervisory duties in the concentration camps as well as during the evacuation transport, thereby participating in the subjection of POW's and civilian nationals of nations at war with Germany to cruelties and mistreatment. Mishandling (partly fatal) and shooting of prisoners within the camp as well as during the evacuation march. Killing of prisoners by way of lethal injections ('euthanasia'). Medical mistreatment of prisoners, in part with fatal results. Participation in singel and group executions of prisoners