DDR-Justiz und NS-Verbrechen
Nazi Crimes on Trial

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Case Nr.1013
Crime Category: War Crimes, Other Mass Extermination Crimes
Piehl, Johannes Life Sentence Rehab: Conviction in part a violation of rule of law, punishment upheld
LG/BG Neubrandenburg 810620
LG/BG Neubrandenburg 930831
OLG Rostock 950217
Country where the crime was committed: Ukraine, Russia, Poland
Crime Location: Chrzanow, Kolzowka, Krasnij-Ugol, Krasnij-Bor, Maloje Polpino, Orlowka, Rshaniza, Sjelzo, Staraja Lawschina, Subowka, Suchodol, Tscherwonoje, Tschitschkowo, Werchnjaja-Rshaniza as well as unknown towns in the Brjansk, Gremjatsch, Kattowitz, Shitomir, Shirjatino and Ssineserki areas
Crime Date: 4003-4207
Victims: Jews, Members of the Resistance, Civilians
Nationality: Polish, Soviet
Agency: Reserve Police Battalion 82
Subject of the proceeding: Arrest of members of the Polish intelligentsia. Deportation of at least 300 Poles to Germany as forced laborers. Shooting of 64 Jews as a "reprisal" for a bombardment of an airport by Soviet planes. Shooting of men and women who had been arrested as suspected of partisan activities, during "cleansing and pacification operations" as well as shooting of captured partisans. Burning down villages, confiscation of cattle and food supplies and expulsion or arrest of the town inhabitants - in many cases accompanied by mishandling and killing - within the context of anti-partisan warfare in the Soviet Union

Published in DDR-Justiz und NS-Verbrechen vol. I


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

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