DDR-Justiz und NS-Verbrechen
Nazi Crimes on Trial

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Case Nr.1017
Crime Category: War Crimes, Other Mass Extermination Crimes
Melzer, Kurt Life Sentence
Mik., Rudolf Hermann 14 Years
Schumann, Arno Ernst Life Sentence Rehab: : Rehabilitation request denied
LG/BG Halle 781026
Ob. Gericht der DDR 781215
LG/BG Halle 940224
Country where the crime was committed: Poland, Ukraine
Crime Location: Warschau, Krakau, Starakonstantinow, Winniza, Ladyschin, Gaisin, Kirowograd, Uman (Sucho-Jar-Ravine), Snamenka, Kiew, unknown
Crime Date: 4101-4104, 4109-4110
Victims: Jews, Prisoners of War, Civilians
Nationality: Polish, Soviet
Agency: Police Battalion 304
Subject of the proceeding: Guarding of the Warsaw ghetto and arrest of Jewish inhabitants. Shooting of five prisoners during an 'execution training course' ('Genickschussausbildung') in Krakow. Participation in the shooting of a total of at least 17200 Jews in the course of seven execution operations. Participation in the execution of a total of 22 Soviet prisoners of war in the course of three execution operations as well as in the execution of 20 prisoners from the Snamenka prison and in the execution of 80-100 hostages in Kiev. Arrest and deportation of a total of 11 communist officials from Kirowograd and from an unidentified town near Snamenka.

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.