DDR-Justiz und NS-Verbrechen
Nazi Crimes on Trial

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Case Nr.2078
Crime Category: Euthanasia
Wis., Dr.med. Hans Kurt Julius Gerhard Death Sentence [executed]
LG/BG Chemnitz 500623 Az.: StKs2053/50
Country where the crime was committed: GDR
Crime Location: HuPa Waldheim
Crime Date: 39-45
Victims: Mentally ill
Nationality: German
Agency: Judiciary Army judiciary France, Reich Court Martial (Reichskriegsgericht)
Subject of the proceeding: Chief physician of the Waldheim mental institution. Inducement of so-called Dämmerschlafkuren ('twilight sleep treatment'), which in several cases resulted in the death of the patients (1939). Assembling of transports of a total of about 1000 mentally ill patients from Waldheim to the annihilation centers. Killing of mentallty ill patients through overdoses of medication in about 25 cases. Requesting of forced sterilization for patients who were to be discharged

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


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