DDR-Justiz und NS-Verbrechen
Nazi Crimes on Trial

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Case Nr.1021
Crime Category: War Crimes
Brand, Willi Friedrich Karl Death Sentence
LG/BG Berlin 770328
Ob. Gericht der DDR 770527
Country where the crime was committed: Russia, Belarus
Crime Location: Barsuki area, POW-camp Baturino, Baturino area, Boldino area, Byschowo, Dmitrowo, Jekaterino, Klinez, Rasdobarino, Sadratsche, Sokoly, unknown
Crime Date: 4211-4310
Victims: Prisoners of War, Civilians, Jews, Members of the Resistance
Nationality: Soviet
Agency: Feldgendarmerie der 2.Luftwaffenfelddivision (Army Field Police of the 2. Airborne Field Division)
Subject of the proceeding: Anti-partisan warfare in the Smolensk area: Systematic search operations in towns and arrest, mishandling, statement extortion and shooting of men, women and children suspected of partisan activities or support of these activities. Burning alive of 70 women and children in a shed. Shooting of ill, wounded or Jewish prisoners of war as well as of officers and Political Commissars. Housing of prisoners of war in a POW assembly camp under severe freezing conditions, without lodgings, food or medical care, due to which 240 prisoners of war died. Cleansing of towns during which the able-bodied men were deported as forced laborers, persons suspected of partisan activities were shot and the remaining inhabitants were expelled

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.