Justiz und NS-Verbrechen
Nazi Crimes on Trial

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Case Nr.547
Crime Category: Mass Extermination Crimes by Einsatzgruppen, War Crimes
Gerke, Wilhelm B.W. 5 Years
Krumbach, Alfred 4 Years
LG Dortmund 630205
BGH 620907
Country where the crime was committed: Lithuania
Crime Location: Garsden, Krottingen, Polangen, Tauroggen, Georgenburg, Wirballen, Kybarty, Wilkowischken, Heydekrug, Pogegen
Crime Date: 4106-4109, 42-44
Victims: Jews, Civilians, Prisoners of War
Nationality: Lithuanian, Soviet
Agency: Police Gestapo Tilsit, Grenzpolizei Eydtkau
Subject of the proceeding: Mass and single shootings of several thousands of Jews and communists (men, women and children) within an area of approximately 25 km within the Memelland, directly across the former border between East-Prussia and Lithuania, during the first three months after the invasion of the German troops into the Baltics. Shooting of 10 Jewish women and children locked up in the police prison of Wilkowischken (early 1942). Shooting of at least 300 Russian POW's near Pogegen in accordance with the 'Commissar Order' ('Kommissarbefehl') (July/August 1941)

Published in Justiz und NS-Verbrechen Vol. XIX


The court decision(s) of this case can be found in the printed volumes of the series or (on-line) here.