Friedrich Jeckeln on Riga Trial, 1946

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Re: Friedrich Jeckeln on Riga Trial, 1946

Post by Igor Karpov » 28 Dec 2008 10:17

Dieter Zinke wrote:
Transpspeer wrote:Only the small note from me: diseases of cardiovascular system are suspiciously often mentioned as a cause of death of many leaders of the Third Reich in Soviet captivity.
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Einspruch Euer Ehren !! Das ist ein altes, gleichwohl falsches Vorurteil !!

Objection Your Honour !! This is an old jaundice and easy to refute as an assertion !!

In the Bezborodova-book we have the whole palette of the most common causes of death then:
end-stage cancer, tuberculosis (also intestinal), apoplexie, consumption, dysentery, acute renal failure, abscess-forming pneumonia etc.

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Dear Dieter!

I did not say, that heart diseases were unique. I have only specified in frequency of their occurrence, no more that. It is not necessary to perceive my words as doubt of yours as a whole and as criticism of Bezborodova's book in particular.

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Re: Friedrich Jeckeln on Riga Trial, 1946

Post by stcamp » 31 Dec 2008 15:06

Have the trial transcripts been published in English or German?

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Post by Igor Karpov » 31 Dec 2008 15:19

stcamp wrote:Have the trial transcripts been published in English or German?

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I think, not. There is some information only in soviet sources.

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Re: Friedrich Jeckeln on Riga Trial, 1946

Post by stcamp » 31 Dec 2008 17:14

Thanks Igor.

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Re: Friedrich Jeckeln on Riga Trial, 1946

Post by David Thompson » 01 Jan 2009 01:23

For an English-language translation at least part of one of Jeckeln's pre-trial statements, and a subsequent discussion of its factual accuracy, see:

Himmler orders on 30 November 1941
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=85994
"Questions about Salaspils"
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=47303

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Re: Friedrich Jeckeln on Riga Trial, 1946

Post by Igor Karpov » 03 Jan 2009 13:09

I managed to get very interesting materials concerning this, namely - judicial sessions day by day. It will takes some time for me to translate the whole, but it's very interesting, isn't it? :wink:

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Re: Friedrich Jeckeln on Riga Trial, 1946

Post by Elwyn W » 01 Feb 2009 05:44

Sooooooo, what do you guys think?
From Forum member Mark Mac. Surely Pawel!

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Re: Friedrich Jeckeln on Riga Trial, 1946

Post by ansata1976 » 08 Feb 2009 14:36

Was the trial of Jeckeln the only trial in the Baltic States between 1944 and 1947????

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Re: Friedrich Jeckeln on Riga Trial, 1946

Post by indyretreats » 19 Oct 2009 22:09

stcamp wrote:Have the trial transcripts been published in English or German?

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Steve
Chapter 10 of Gerald Fleming's Hitler and the Final Solution includes a partial transcript of Jeckeln's testimony. You can preview a good bit of it for free (pp. 95-97) at Google Books, http://books.google.com/books?id=qPV_rGdhYpkC. Please note, if you search for Chapter 10 "The Interrogation of Friedrich Jeckeln" it will land you somewhere in the middle of the images from between pp. 92-93, so you have to scroll down to what Google considers p. 105 (which in actuality is p. 95 of the book).

I'm including below the rest of the printed transcript from p. 98 of the book (not available in the Google preview):

A: I have no other, more exact figures. It should be added, however, that before my arrival in Riga, a significant number of Jews in the Ostland and in White Ruthenia were exterminated. I was informed of this fact.

Q: By whom, specifically?

A: Stahlecker; Prützmann; Lange; SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Polizei Schröder, the SS and Police Leader in Latvia; SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Polizei Hinrich Möller, the SS and Police Leader in Estonia; and SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Polizei Wysocki, the SS and Police Leader in Lithuania.

Q: Be specific. What did they report?

A: Schroder reported to me that over and above those Jews who had been exterminated in the ghetto in Riga an additional 70,000 to 100,000 Jews were exterminated in Latvia. Dr. Lange directly oversaw these shootings. Möller reported that in Estonia everything was in order as far as the Jewish question was concerned. The Estonian Jewish population was insignificant, all in all about 3,000 to 5,000 and this was reduced to nil. The greater part were exterminated in Reval. Wysocki reported that 100,000 to 200,000 Jews were exterminated--shot--in Lithuania, on Stahlecker's orders. In Lithuania, the Jewish exterminations were overseen by the commander of the SD and Gestapo, Lieutenant Colonel of Police Jäger. Later Jäger told me that he had become neurotic as a result of these shootings. Jäger was pensioned off and left his post for treatment. All told, the number of Jews exterminated in the actions in the Baltic East reached somewhere in the vicinity of 190,500 to 253,500.


[Source: Minutes from Jeckeln's interrogation on 14 December 1945 (Major Zwetajew, interrogator; Sergeant Suur, interpreter), pp. 8-13, Historical State Archive, Riga...as quoted in Hitler and the Final Solution by Gerald Fleming, University of California Press, Berkley, 1984, ISBN 0520060229]

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Re: Friedrich Jeckeln on Riga Trial, 1946

Post by Elwyn W » 05 Dec 2010 23:37

Thanks to Harmel, we now know for sure the pic on PP1 that shows 7 of the 8 accused -- 5L sitting by himself was Ditfurth. 1L was of course OGruf Jeckeln, 2L Küpper. I guess 6L was Digeon v Monteton as he had a Clark Gable type moustache in some photos.

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Re: Friedrich Jeckeln on Riga Trial, 1946

Post by Elwyn W » 07 Dec 2010 01:03

This was what I was trying to post yesterday but I had internet problems.
A better look at 3L, 4L and 7L... I believe the source could be some You Tube Clip... I am sorry I can't remmeber :(

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Re: Friedrich Jeckeln on Riga Trial, 1946

Post by Andrey » 08 Dec 2010 11:29

Hello all!
May be a bigger photo will help?

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Re: Friedrich Jeckeln on Riga Trial, 1946

Post by Dieter Zinke » 08 Dec 2010 11:43

The third from right may be Hans Küpper, former Generalmajor and Kommandant von Frauenburg (now Frombork/Poland)

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Re: Friedrich Jeckeln on Riga Trial, 1946

Post by Elwyn W » 09 Dec 2010 05:19

Excellent Andrey.

So I hope we can all agree to square away with these:

and we are left with 2 out of 3. Not Werther according to Sammlung Krug. Becking and Ruff are left.

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Re: Friedrich Jeckeln on Riga Trial, 1946

Post by trespasser07 » 16 Aug 2012 14:57

Who captured Jeckeln at the wars end was it the russians, or was he arrested in the west and extradiated?
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