DDR-Justiz und NS-Verbrechen
Nazi Crimes on Trial

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Case Nr.1073
Crime Category: Other Mass Extermination Crimes, NS-Crimes in Detainment Centers, Other NS-Crimes
Petri, Erna geb. Kürbs Life sentence
Petri, Horst Death sentence
LG/BG Erfurt 620915
Ob. Gericht der DDR 621012
Country where the crime was committed: Ukraine
Crime Location: Grzenda estate near Lemberg, Saschkow
Crime Date: 41-44
Victims: Foreign Laborers, German Soldiers, Jews, Civilians
Nationality: Soviet, German, Polish
Agency: Private individual
Subject of the proceeding: Management couple in charge of the SS-estate Grzenda. Horst Petri: Mistreatment of numerous persons employed at the estate, in part causing incurable damage to their health. Participation in chasing after and rounding up Jews who had fled from deportation transports and shooting of Jews who were caught in the process. Participation in the shooting of the Jewish population of a town adjacent to the estate. Deportation of Jewish forced laborers to concentration camps. Participation in the shooting of 15 Ukrainian farmers, who were reported to have delivered food supplies to the partisans. Shooting at a German soldier. Erna Petri: Participation in chasing after escaped Jews. Shooting of Jewish men and children who had been caught or who were discovered wandering. Mistreatment of girls employed at the estate. Delivery of female Ukrainian workers into a concentration camp

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


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