justiz und ns-verbrechen / nazi crimes on trial

german trial judgments concerning national socialist homicidal crimes

1945-2016

 

 

Welcome to the English version of the Justiz und NS-Verbrechen / Nazi Crimes on Trial website.

The information you'll find here consists of an overview of  the trials involving Nazi (war) crimes of a homicidal nature, conducted since 1945 before West and East German courts. The judgments which resulted from these trials are published in the series 'Justiz und NS-Verbrechen' and 'DDR-Justiz und NS-Verbrechen'.

With the publication of volume 49 of the series ‘Justiz und NS-Verbrechen’ in 2012, the documentation project, begun in the 1960s under supervision of Prof. Dr. C.F. Rüter at the Institute of Criminal Law of the University of Amsterdam, has been completed as far as its printed edition is concerned. Judgments rendered after 1 January 2012 will be published in volume 50, but only on the internet (www.junsv.nl). The book series now consists of 63 volumes with German judgments rendered since 1945 by West- and East German courts in cases involving nazi homicide crimes. With the completion of the project, a vast and unique collection of sources, consisting of some 50.000 pages, documents in great detail the judicial reaction of the two post-war German states to the most serious crimes of the Nazi state.

On the following pages you will find an index on these post-war German trials. Please note that the cases listed here only concern criminal offenses involving fatalities. Trials about non-fatal crimes (such as 'mere' mishandlings or 'economic' offenses) are not included. Listed here are trials which, generally speaking, relate to (mass) murder.

To find the case(s) you're interested in you can use the various indexes listed on the next page. In case you can't find what you're looking for you might consider contacting us: junsv@expostfacto.nl

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Note:
In order to avoid misunderstandings, please note that the information given under the heading 'subject of the proceeding'  in the case descriptions on the following pages only lists the criminal offense(s) of which the defendants had been accused. Whether or not, and particularly also,  to what extent these accusations were considered proven by the courts can be concluded only from a study of the trial judgments themselves.

The case descriptions do not take up any position with regard to either indictment or judgment. They are merely intended to offer an overview of the subject matter of the proceedings and of their outcome.

 

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