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Case Nr.1005
Crime Category: War Crimes, Mass Extermination Crimes in Camps, Other Mass Extermination Crimes
Accused:
Brückner, Kurt Life Sentence
Täschner, Eberhard Life Sentence Rehab: Rehabilitation request denied
Court:
LG/BG Karl-Marx-Stadt 860320
Ob. Gericht der DDR 860710
LG/BG Dresden 940225
Country where the crime was committed: Poland
Crime Location: Lodz, Kutno, Poznan, Zamosc area, Krasnik area, Krasnik, Warschau, Chlewiska area, Forced Labor Camp Trawniki
Crime Date: 3909-4407
Victims: Jews, Civilians
Nationality: Polish, Belgian, Austrian, Soviet, Czech
Agency: Police Battalion 41, Police Regiment 22
Subject of the proceeding: Participation in the shooting and hanging of Polish and Jewish civilians, among other occasions, during the liquidation of the Krasnik and Warsaw ghettos and the forced labor camp of Trawniki

Case Nr.766
Crime Category: Other Mass Extermination Crimes
Accused:
Kub., Heinz Werner Case suspended
Court:
LG Mönchen-Gladbach 720128
BGH 511220
Country where the crime was committed: Poland
Crime Location: Warschau
Crime Date: 4305-44
Victims:
Jews
Nationality: Polish
Agency:  Police Pol.Res.Komp.Köln
Subject of the proceeding:
Securing and surrounding of the Warsaw ghetto after the quelling of the revolt. Searching and shooting of Jews in hiding

Case Nr.1049
Crime Category: War Crimes, Other Mass Extermination Crimes
Accused:
Blösche, Josef Death Sentence
Court:
LG/BG Erfurt 690430
Ob. Gericht der DDR 690613
Country where the crime was committed: Poland
Crime Location: Baranowicze, Warschau
Crime Date: 4107-4109, 4109-4309
Victims: Jews, Prisoners, Civilians, Members of the Resistance
Nationality: Soviet, Polish
Agency: EK8, Sipo Warschau (Security Police)
Subject of the proceeding: Participation in two mass shootings in the Baranowicze area (July/August 1941). Arrest, mishandling and incarceration of Poles into the Warsaw Pawiak prison. Participation in the deportation of Jews from Warsaw. Shooting of individual Jews during patrols in the Warsaw ghetto. Participation in several mass killings of Jews by way of hangings and shootings before and during the liquidation of the Warsaw ghetto

Case Nr.812
Crime Category: Other Mass Extermination Crimes
Accused:
Hantke, Otto Life Sentence
Mic., Georg 12 Years
Court:
LG Hamburg 740725
Country where the crime was committed: Poland
Crime Location: Warsaw, HS ZAL Budzyn, Bialystok, Krasnik
Crime Date: 42
Victims: Jews
Nationality: Polish
Agency:
  Police SSPF Lublin, Detainment Center Staff ZAL Budzyn
Subject of the proceeding:
Deportation of at least 300.000 Jews to the Treblinka extermination camp and mass shooting of several thousand Jews during the liquidation of the Warsaw ghetto as well as single shootings of Jews inside the ghetto. Deportation of at least 15.000 Jews to the extermination camps of Treblinka and Auschwitz as well as to forced labor camps in the Lublin district, in the course of the liquidation of the Bialystok ghetto. Killing of Jewish forced laborers in the Budzyn camp and in Krasnik

Case Nr.1083
Crime Category: Other Mass Extermination Crimes
Accused:
Mielke, Hugo life sentence Rehab: only the conviction for criminal offences committed after 1945 is considered a violation of the laws of a constitutional state
Court:
LG/BG Erfurt 601220
LG/BG Erfurt 930623
Country where the crime was committed: Poland
Crime Location: Warschau
Crime Date: 4305
Victims: Jews
Nationality: Polish
Agency: SS-Division 'Florian Geyer'
Subject of the proceeding: Participation in the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto als leader of a so-called destruction unit, which set fire to the houses and shot Jews who tried to escape from being burned alive (Also convicted for 'continued damaging activity' ('fortgesetzter Schädlingstätigkeit') and currency offences in 1958, 1959 and 1960. The judgment gives no insight into which specific part of the punishment related to the crimes committed in 1943)

Case Nr.821
Crime Category: Other Mass Extermination Crimes, Administrative Crimes (Schreibtischverbrechen)
Accused:
Hahn, Dr. Ludwig Hermann Karl - life sentence
Court:
LG Hamburg 750704
BGH 770111
Country where the crime was committed: Poland
Crime Location: Warsaw
Crime Date: 4207-4209
Victims: Jews
Nationality: Polish
Agency:
  Police Sipo Warsaw
Subject of the proceeding:
Organization of the deportation of at least 230.000 Jews from the Warsaw ghetto to the Treblinka extermination camp

Case Nr.1227
Crime Category: Other Mass Extermination Crimes, NS-Crimes in Detainment Centers
Accused:
Wawrzyniak, Walter Life Sentence
Court:
LG/BG Leipzig 510601 Az.: 19StKs4/50
LG/BG Leipzig 500428 Az.: 19StKs4/50
OLG Dresden 500802 Az.: 21ERKs129/50
Country where the crime was committed: Poland
Crime Location: Warschau, HS KL Warschau
Crime Date: 4305-44
Victims: Jews, Prisoners
Nationality: Polish, unknown
Agency: Detainment Center Staff KL Warschau (Prisoner functionary)
Subject of the proceeding: Mishandling, plundering and killing of prisoners. Participation in the selection of Jewish prisoners. Searching for Jews who had survived the suppression of the ghetto uprising and lived in hiding

Case Nr.822
Crime Category: Other Mass Extermination Crimes
Accused:
Bäc., Hans 7 Years
Hun., Herbert Bernhard Acquittal
O., Helmut Friedrich 6 Years
Court:
LG Hamburg 750829
Country where the crime was committed: Poland
Crime Location: Warsaw
Crime Date: 42
Victims: Jews
Nationality: Polish
Agency:
  Police Sipo Warsaw
Subject of the proceeding:
Participation in the deportation of at least 230.000 Jews from the Warsaw ghetto, by sealing off and searching the ghetto, by selecting and accompanying the Jews who were to be deported to the 'Umschlagplatz' (assembly square), from where they were transported to the Treblinka extermination camp. Single shootings of Jews inside the ghetto in several instances

Case Nr.1379
Crime Category: Other Mass Extermination Crimes, Other NS Crimes
Accused:.
Ada., Arthur Acquittal
Court:
LG/BG Neuruppin Zweigst. Brandenburg 490929 Az.: StKs42/49
Country where the crime was committed: Poland
Crime Location: Warschau, Steffenshagen
Crime Date: 44 (43)
Victims: Jews, Foreign Laborers
Nationality: unknown, Ukrainian
Agency: Police Pol.Btl. Berlin-Spandau
Subject of the proceeding: Participation in the killing of Jews during the suppression of the Warsaw ghetto uprising. Mishandling of a Ukrainian foreign worker in Steffenshagen

Case Nr.833
Crime Category: Mass Extermination Crimes in Camps
Accused:
Jan., Michael Acquittal
Mit., Ernst Erwin Acquittal
Nap., Josef Acquittal
Pen., Theodor Acquittal
Rei., Kurt Erich Walter Acquittal
Stre., Karl Richard Joseph Acquittal
Court:
LG Hamburg 760603
BGH 791009
Country where the crime was committed: Poland
Crime Location: HS KL Belzec, HS KL Sobibor, HS ZAL Trawniki, HS KL Treblinka, Hrubieszow, Izbica, Leczna, Lomazy, Lublin, Miedzyrzec, Piaski, Warschau, Wlodawa
Crime Date: 42-44
Victims: Jews
Nationality: German, French, Dutch, Slovak, Czech, Polish, unknown
Agency:
  Waffen-SS SS training camp Trawniki
Subject of the proceeding:
Killing of Jews in extermination camps and in the forced labor camp Trawniki. Participation in the liquidation of the Warsaw ghetto as well as in many other ghettos of the Lublin district, by singel or mass shootings and by deportation to the extermination camps. Participation in the crushing of the Warsaw ghetto uprising

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