DDR-JUSTIZ UND NS-VERBRECHEN
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Case Nr.1052
Crime Category: War Crimes, Mass Extermination Crimes in Camps, NS-Crimes in Detainment Centers
Accused:
Brekenfelder, Paul Wilhelm Rudolf Life Sentence Rehab: Rehabilitation request denied
Court:
LG/BG Rostock 680628
Ob. Gericht der DDR 680906
LG/BG Rostock 980507
Country where the crime was committed: GDR
Crime Location: KL Sachsenhausen, KL Heinkelwerke in Germendorf
Crime Date: 4001-4504
Victims: Prisoners of War, Prisoners, Jews
Nationality: Soviet, French, German, unknown
Agency: KL Sachsenhausen
Subject of the proceeding: Mishandling of prisoners, thereby causing the death of some of them. Participation in the shooting of Soviet prisoners of war in the camp's execution barracks (Genickschussbaracke) (Russenaktion), by securing the transport to the execution site in, at least, ten instances. Participation in the gassing of, at least, 400 prisoners (Jews, sick prisoners and prisoners who were incapable of work) by herding them into the anteroom of the gas chamber, early 1945. Selection of prisoners arriving from KL Dora-Nordhausen in April 1945, and shooting of one of these prisoners, who, even though still alive, had been taken to the hall for the disposal of corpses

Case Nr.473
Crime Category: NS-Crimes in Detainment Centers, War Crimes
Accused:
Schubert, Wilhelm Karl Ferdinand life sentence + 15 Years
Sorge, Gustav Hermann life sentence + 15 Years
Court:
LG Bonn 590206
Country where the crime was committed: Germany
Crime Location: HS KL Esterwegen, HS KL Sachsenhausen, HS KL Berlin-Lichterfelde
Crime Date: 35-43
Victims: Prisoners, Jews, Prisoners of War
Nationality: German, Lithuanian, Dutch, Austrian, Polish, Soviet, Czech, unknown
Agency: Haftstättenpersonal KL Esterwegen, Haftstättenpersonal KL Sachsenhausen
Subject of the proceeding: Killing and attempted killing of prisoners from KL Esterwegen. Participation in the mass killing of about 10,000 Russian POW's in the execution barracks 'Genickschussbaracke') of KL Sachsenhausen. Killing and attempted killing of a great many prisoners of KL Sachsenhausen

Case Nr.1059
Crime Category: War Crimes, NS-Crimes in Detainment Centers
Accused:
Zöllner, Arnold Life Sentence
Court:
LG/BG Rostock 660603
Ob. Gericht der DDR 660902
Country where the crime was committed: GDR
Crime Location: KL Sachsenhausen
Crime Date: 41-44
Victims: Prisoners of War, Prisoners, Members of the Resistance
Nationality: Soviet, British, unknown
Agency: KL Sachsenhausen
Subject of the proceeding: Participation in the shooting of thousands of Soviet prisoners of war and of 6 British airforce officers at the concentration camp's execution site (Genickschussanlage). Participation in the shooting of members of the resistance who had been transferred to the concentration camp to be executed, as well as participation in the execution of individual prisoners by shootings and hangings

Case Nr.497
Crime Category: NS-Crimes in Detainment Centers, War Crimes
Accused:
Böhm, Otto Wilhelm life sentence
Hempel, Horst 5 Years
Höhn, August life sentence
Court:
LG Düsseldorf 601015
Country where the crime was committed: Germany
Crime Location: HS KL Sachsenhausen
Crime Date: 41-4504
Victims: Jews, Prisoners of War, Prisoners, Foreign Laborers
Nationality: Soviet, German, unknown
Agency: Haftstättenpersonal KL Sachsenhausen
Subject of the proceeding: Execution of at least 200 prisoners within the context of the 'Special Treatment' ('Sonderbehandlung') of Russian POW's in the execution barracks ('Genickschussbaracke'). Strangulation or hanging of prisoners on the roll-call grounds. Shooting of 27 prisoners of the 'leather Kommando' in the crematorium. Shooting, hanging and gassing of individual persons and groups of persons, who had been especially transferred to KL Sachsenhausen for this purpose. Shooting of 82 prisoners within the context of the alarm stage 'Scharnhorst', which involved the killing of prisoners specified by name, at the time of the evacuation of the camp. Killing of at least 2000 ill prisoners at the time of the camp's evacuation, early 1945. Shooting of altogether about 230 Jewish prisoners, who had been transferred to KL Sachsenhausen at the time of the evacuation of the Nebenlager Lieberose. Shooting of a number of prisoners during the evacuation march from KL Sachsenhausen in the direction of Lübeck

Case Nr.1066
Crime Category: War Crimes, NS-Crimes in Detainment Centers
Accused:
Puhr, Roland death sentence
Court:
LG/BG Neubrandenburg 631216
Ob. Gericht der DDR 640117
Country where the crime was committed: GDR, FRG
Crime Location: KL Sachsenhausen, III. SS-Baubrigade in Düsseldorf
Crime Date: 38-43
Victims: Prisoners, Prisoners of War
Nationality: Soviet, Austrian, German, Czech, unknown
Agency: KL Sachsenhausen, KL Sachsenhausen (Baubrigade Düsseldorf) (construction brigade)
Subject of the proceeding: Participation in the shooting of Soviet prisoners of war in the camp's execution barracks (Genickschussbaracke), the so-called Russenaktion. Single-handed shooting of 30-40 prisoners of war. Mishandling of prisoners, among them the Austrian state attorney Tuppy, who, in 1935, had headed the prosecution of the National Socialist murderers of the Austrian Bundes Chancellor Dollfuss. Tuppy died as a result of the mishandling

Case Nr.591
Crime Category: War Crimes, Mass Extermination Crimes in Camps, NS-Crimes in Detainment Centers
Accused:
Hickl, Kurt 1 Year 8 Months
Kaiser, Otto Heinrich 15 Years
K., Waldemar Acquittal
Klein, Alfred 1 Year 10 Months
Krämer, Werner 1 Year 8 Months
Meier, Heinrich 1½ Years
Meyerhoff, Friedrich Arnold 1½ Years
Sosnowski, Johann 1 Year
Strunk, Paul 1 Year
Wöhe, Willi 1 Year 3 Months
Court:
LG Köln 650528
Country where the crime was committed: Germany
Crime Location: HS KL Sachsenhausen
Crime Date: 4003-42
Victims: Prisoners, Jews, Prisoners of War
Nationality: German, Polish, Soviet
Agency: Haftstättenpersonal KL Sachsenhausen
Subject of the proceeding: Mishandling of prisoners, in part with fatal results. Shooting of hundreds of Russian POW's in the execution barracks at the factory yard of the camp, between the beginning of September and mid-November 1941

 

Case Nr. 719
Crime Category:  War Crimes, Mass Extermination Crimes in Detainment Centers
Accused:
Zim., Hans 1 Year
Court:
LG Köln 691001
Country where the crime was committed: Germany
Crime Location:
HS KL Sachsenhausen
Crime Date:
41
Victims:
  POW's
Nationality:
Soviet
Agency: Detainment center staff  KL Sachsenhausen
Subject of the proceeding:
Shooting of Soviet prisoners of war in the execution facility (Genickschussanlage) of KL Sachsenhausen

 

Case Nr. 721
Crime Category:  NS-Crimes in Detainment Centers, War Crimes
Accused:
Dre., Kaspar 4 Years
Eccarius, Kurt 8½ Years
Et., Franz-Xaver Acquittal
Court:
LG München II 691222
Country where the crime was committed: Germany
Crime Location:
HS KL Sachsenhausen
Crime Date:
39, 4109-4112, 42-43
Victims:
  Prisoners, Gypsies, POW's
Nationality:
German, Soviet
Agency: Detainment Center staff KL Sachsenhausen
Subject of the proceeding:
Shooting of Soviet prisoners of war in the execution facility (Genickschussanlage) of KL Sachsenhausen. Shooting, slaying, drowning and trampling to death of prisoners. Shooting of a 14-year old prisoner on personal orders of Himmler

Case Nr.729
Crime Category: NS-Crimes in Detainment Centers, War Crimes
Accused:
Bee., Heinz-Willi Acquittal
Bra., Artur Acquittal
Busse, Willy Life Sentence
Hofmann, Richard Life Sentence
Kaiser, Otto Life Sentence
Nägele, Josef Life Sentence
Seifert, Erwin Life Sentence
Sim., Kurt 10 Years
Court:
LG Köln 700420
BGH 720802
Country where the crime was committed: Germany
Crime Location: HS KL Sachsenhausen
Crime Date: 37-44
Victims: Jews, Prisoners, POW's
Nationality: Chechian, Polish, Soviet, unknown
Agency: Detainment Center staff KL Sachsenhausen
Subject of the proceeding: Killing of prisoners by strangulation, beating, trampling or by chasing the prisoners across the sentry line. Shooting of Soviet prisoners of war in the camp's execution facilities (Genickschussanlage)

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