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Case Nr.1131
Crime Category:  Judicial Crimes
Accused:
Bähr, Bruno Otto Johannes Life sentence
Helm, Erwin Life sentence
Court:
LG/BG Berlin 530911 Az.: (101a)58/53 Ic23/53
Country where the crime was committed: Czechia, FRG
Crime Location: Zellingen/Main, Amorbach, Coburg, Hof, Bensheim, Naila, Frühbuss
Crime Date:
4503-4504
Victims:
German soldiers, Volkssturm members
Nationality:
German
Agency:
Judiciary "flying court martial" of the military interception staff of the VII. Army
Subject of the proceeding:
Activity of an "interception staff", which, during the final weeks of the war, had to deliver dispersed or deserted soldiers, who had been captured by the Field Gendarmerie, to front units. Chaired by the defendant Bähr, the court martial imposed at least 56 death sentences, which were confirmed by the defendant Helm as Chief Justice and head of the interception staff and thereupon executed

Case Nr.332
Crime Category: Judicial Crimes, Final Phase Crimes
Accused:
B., Walter Acquittal
Fernau, Walter 6 Years
M., Engelbert 3 Years
St., Heinrich Acquittal
Court:
LG Würzburg 521129
BGH 530609
Country where the crime was committed: Czechia, Germany
Crime Location: Zellingen, Kronach, Frühbuss
Crime Date: 450328, 450408, 450420
Victims: Volkssturm Members, German Soldiers
Nationality: German
Agency: Judiciary Fliegendes Standgericht des Auffangstabes der VII.Armee
Subject of the proceeding: Trials of a 'flying court martial'. Sentencing to death and hanging of a Volkssturm member in Zellingen (for derogatory remarks about his Volkssturm battalion commander), and hanging of a private 1st class in Kronach (for alleged desertion), as well as of a lieutenant of the interception staff of the VII Army in Frühbuss (for having set up night quarters with his marching group, without authorization)

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