Justiz und NS-Verbrechen
Nazi Crimes on Trial

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Case Nr.529
Crime Category: NS-Crimes in Detainment Centers
Accused:
A., Otto Acquittal
Baumkötter, Heinz 8 Years
Gaberle, Alois 3 Years 3 Months
Court:
LG Münster 620219
BGH 630329
Country where the crime was committed: Germany
Crime Location: HS KL Sachsenhausen, HS KL Falkensee, HS KL Berlin-Lichterfelde
Crime Date: 42-4504
Victims: Prisoners, Foreign Laborers, Jews
Nationality: Belgian, German, Luxemburg, Polish, Hungarian, Soviet, unknown
Agency: Detainment Center Staff KL Sachsenhausen
Subject of the proceeding: Criminal offenses of camp physicians of KL Sachsenhausen. Participation in the execution of concentration camp prisoners and foreign laborers who had been especially transferred to the camp for this purpose, on orders of the Reich Security Main Office. Participation in a number of single and mass shootings, such as the one concerning 125 prisoners during the night of January 31 - February 1, 1945, within the context of the alarm phase 'Scharnhorst', which involved the killing of certain prisoners identified by name at the time of the camp's evacuation. Performance of medical experiments on prisoners, in some cases with fatal results. Participation in the selection and killing of at least 110 prisoners from the sick-bay, as well as selection of prisoners who were unfit to march, at the time of the camp's evacuation. Selection and killing of at least 33 ill prisoners on the roll-call grounds of the Heinkel-Werke. Participation in the hanging of prisoners on the roll-call grounds of KL Falkensee and KL Berlin-Lichterfelde

Published in Justiz und NS-Verbrechen Vol. XVIII

 

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