DDR-JUSTIZ UND NS-VERBRECHEN
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Case Nr.1015
Crime Category: Denunciation, Other Mass Extermination Crimes, Other NS-Crimes
Accused:
Steins, Stanislavs Life Sentence
Court:
LG/BG Potsdam 791001
Ob. Gericht der DDR 791207
Country where the crime was committed: Latvia
Crime Location: Riga
Crime Date: 4107-4112
Victims: Civilians, Jews
Nationality: Latvian
Agency: Lettische Sicherheitshilfspolizei (Latvian Auxiliary Security Police) Riga, Ordnungsdienst (Order Police) Riga
Subject of the proceeding: Denunciation of Latvian students who had been members of the Communist Party. They were arrested and a number of them were killed. Arrest and guarding of Jewish men who were forced to clear the war damage during the early days of July 1941. Arrest of Jewish business owners. Arrest and shooting of communist officials and activists in the Bikerniki forest near Riga. Participation in the killing of altogether 1000 Jewish inmates of the Riga prison in the course of 10 execution operations by securing the transports to the execution sites and as member of several execution squads. Participation in the liquidation of the Riga ghetto - in the course of which 27,000 Jews were shot - by leading the victims to the execution site in the Rumbula forest. Shooting of ten Jews who had collapsed during the march from the ghetto to the execution site.

Case Nr.307
Crime Category: NS-Crimes in Detainment Centers
Accused:
Migge, Kurt Richard Rudolf life sentence
R., Rudolf Wilhelm Erich Acquittal
Seck, Rudolf Joachim life sentence
T., Otto Heinrich 1 Year 8 Months
Court:
LG Hamburg 511229
Country where the crime was committed: Latvia
Crime Location: Riga, HS AEL Salaspils, HS KL Olai, HS KL Schlock, HS KL Gut Jungfernhof (Jumpravas Muiza)
Crime Date: 42-43
Victims: Jews
Nationality: German, Latvian, unknown
Agency: Polizei Sipo Riga, Haftstättenpersonal AEL Salaspils, Haftstättenpersonal KL Gut Jungfernhof
Subject of the proceeding: Selection and transportation of Jews from the Riga ghetto to the nearby woods, where they were subsequently shot. Shooting of 40 Jewish-Latvian order policemen in the Riga ghetto after the discovery of a hidden weapons depot. Mishandling and shooting of members from the Jewish labor commandos from the Riga ghetto and of Jewish prisoners from AEL Salaspils. Shooting of prisoners from the labor commando Olai, of KL Gut Jungfernhof, as well as of KL Schlock. Selection of about 3500 Jewish prisoners of KL Gut Jungfernhof (prisoners unfit for work and ill prisoners, as well as mothers with children) within the context of the extermination action 'Dünamünde'
 

 

Case Nr.789
Crime Category: Other Mass Extermination Crimes
Accused:
Die., Emil no punishment imposed (§47 MStGB)
Jah., Friedrich judgment quashed by BGH; suspension of proceedings for medical reasons
Neu., Max no punishment imposed (§47 MStGB)
Tuchel, Otto Life Sentence
Court:
LG Hamburg 730223
BGH 740709
Country where the crime was committed: Latvia
Crime Location: Riga
Crime Date: 4112
Victims: Jews
Nationality:
Soviet
Agency:
  Police Pol.Btl.21
Subject of the proceeding:
Liquidation of the Riga ghetto. Shooting of at least 25,000 Jews in the Rumbuli forest

 

 

Case Nr.843
Crime Category: Mass Extermination Crimes by Einsatzgruppen
Accused:
May., Gerhard Kurt 4 Years
Court:
LG Hamburg 770802
Country where the crime was committed: Latvia
Crime Location: HS KL Gut Jungfernhof (Jumpravas Muiza), HS AEL Salaspils, Riga
Crime Date: 420102, 420130, 420205, 4203
Victims: Jews
Nationality: German, Latvian, Austrian, unknown
Agency:  Einsatzgruppen EG A, Police Sipo Riga
Subject of the proceeding: Selections of Viennese and Berlin Jews in the Riga ghetto, who were subsequently shot near Riga. Mass shooting of at least 2000 Jews who were unable to work and of at least 4000 of these at the Jungfernhof estate. Single shootings of Jews in the Salaspils labor camp because of insufficient productivity or escape attempts

Case Nr.883
Crime Category: Mass Extermination Crimes by Einsatzgruppen
Accused:
Tol., Karl 3½ Years
Court:
LG Hamburg 830509
Country where the crime was committed: Latvia
Crime Location: Riga
Crime Date:
42
Victims: Jews
Nationality: Latvian
Agency: Einsatzgruppen EK 2
Subject of the proceeding: Mass shooting of Jews in the Bickernicki forest, in the Riga ghetto as well as in the vicinity of Riga

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