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Case Nr.1006
Crime Category: War Crimes, Other Mass Extermination Crimes
Accused:
Balke, Otto Life Sentence
Court:
LG/BG Frankfurt/O 850704
Country where the crime was committed: Belarus, Poland
Crime Location: Brest, Chmieliszcze, Tschenstochau, Oltusz-Lesnia, Zablocie
Crime Date: 401119, 420923, 421023, 421015-421016
Victims: Civilians, Jews
Nationality: Polish, Soviet
Agency: Police Battalion 310, Police Regiment 15
Subject of the proceeding: Participation in the shooting of Polish hostages, Soviet civilians (predominantly within the context of 'anti-partisan warfare') as well as of Jews (during the liquidation of the Brest ghetto), as members of the execution party or through the shutting off of villages, the guarding of execution sites or the transportation of the victims

Case Nr.776
Crime Category: War Crimes
Accused:
Kas., Heinz Ulrich Reinhold Acquittal
Court:
LG Lübeck 720628
Country where the crime was committed: Belarus
Crime Location: Borysowka
Crime Date: 420923
Victims: Civilians
Nationality:
Soviet
Agency:
  Police Pol.Rgt.15
Subject of the proceeding: Mass shooting of the inhabitants of Borysowka and destruction of the village in connection with an anti-partisan  'pacification operation'

Case Nr.1007
Crime Category: War Crimes, Other Mass Extermination Crimes
Accused:
Böhle, Josef Life Sentence
Mettke, Erich Life Sentence
Neumann, Karl Life Sentence Rehab: Conviction in part a violation of the rule of law (teilweise rechtsstaatswidrig),  punishment upheld
Court:
LG/BG Schwerin 831104
LG/BG Rostock 931203
OLG Rostock 950323
Country where the crime was committed: Ukraine, Belarus, Poland
Crime Location: POW-Camp Rawa-Ruska, Forced Labor Camp Wielkoryta, Boguslawka, Brest, Chmieliszcze, Czerniany, Korostawka, Oziaty, Petrikau, Wielkoryta, Staroje Romatowo, Tschenstochau, Zablocie
Crime Date: 4010-4212
Victims: Jews, Prisoners of War, Members of the Resistance, Civilians
Nationality: Polish, Soviet
Agency: Police Battalion 310, Police Regiment 15 (III.Btl.)
Subject of the proceeding: Participation in the murder of civilians, officials of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, prisoners of war and Jews, among other occasions, during the liquidation of the Brest ghetto on 15. 10. 1942. Herding together of Polish civilians who were to be deported to Germany as forced laborers. Arresting of members of the resistance.

Case Nr.842
Crime Category: War Crimes
Accused:
Pöh., Werner Friedrich Heinrich Acquittal
Court:
LG Kiel 770624
Country where the crime was committed: Belarus
Crime Location: Zablocie, Chmieliszce, Oltusz-Lesnia
Crime Date: 4209-4210
Victims: Civilians
Nationality: Soviet
Agency:  Police Pol.Rgt.15
Subject of the proceeding: Destruction of three villages and shooting of their entire population within the context of an anti-partisan operation in the Brest-Litowsk area

Case Nr.1016
Crime Category: War Crimes, Other Mass Extermination Crimes
Accused:
Jun., Willy 15 Years
Court:
LG/BG Erfurt 781103
Ob. Gericht der DDR 781201
Country where the crime was committed: Ukraine, Belarus
Crime Location: Borysowka, Kobryn, Petrikowka area
Crime Date: 420923, 421015, 4303-4304
Victims: Jews, Civilians, Members of the Resistance
Nationality: Soviet
Agency: Gendarmerie platoon (mot.) 16
Subject of the proceeding: Participation in the destruction of the town of Borysowka, of which the inhabitants - men, women and children - were practically all shot. Their possessions were robbed and all houses were burned down. Participation in the shooting of altogether 4250 Jews on the occasion of the liquidation of the Kobryn ghetto, by sealing off the town and by arresting and guarding the Jews as well as by accompanying their transportation to the execution site. Shooting of two partisans as well as of two women who had been picked up without identification papers.

 

Case Nr.1036
Crime Category: War Crimes, Other Mass Extermination Crimes
Accused:
Frohn, Heinrich Life Sentence
Court:
LG/BG Suhl 740715
Ob. Gericht der DDR 740820
Country where the crime was committed: Belarus
Crime Location: Zablocie, Chmieliszcze, Lesnia, Jaswin, Hwosniza
Crime Date: 420923-421028
Victims: Civilians, Prisoners of War, Jews
Nationality: Soviet
Agency: Police Regiment 15 (Police Battalion III)
Subject of the proceeding: Participation in two anti-partisan warfare operations in the course of which three towns - Zablocie, Chmieliszcze and Lesnia - were burned down, while nearly the total population was shot and their cattle, grain and machines were taken away. Order to shoot a Jew captured by a patrol as well as of a Soviet prisoner of war that had escaped.

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