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Re: KL Trials

Post by steve248 » 15 May 2020 17:25

In a 2016 post above by Kauko I think he did not include the word "not" in a discussion on the shooting of Neuschwanger at Werl in accordance with his sentence of death.
I think he meant to say that "not all others" were executed by shooting; in other words, all the others where a death sentence had been given were hanged. This was the case with Hans Kieffer, former SS-Stubaf at BdS Paris, who was hanged in Werl prison on 26 June 1947 at 11.22 a.m. Others preceded him, and others followed on that day.

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Re: KL Trials

Post by Peter » 15 May 2020 17:26

ansata1976 wrote:
13 May 2020 19:13
Treblinka Trial 03.03.1951 in Frankfurt am Main
Josef Hirtreiter (01.02.1909 in Bruchsal) SS-Scharführer, sentenced to life imprisonment (released 1977, died 27.11.1978 in Frankfurt am Main)

Treblinka Trial 03.09.1965 in Düsseldorf
Heinrich Arthur Matthes (11.01.1902 in Wermsdorf) SS-Unterscharführer, sentenced to life imprisonment (died 16.12.1978 in Bochum)
August Wilhelm Miete (01.11.1908 in Westerkappeln) SS-Scharführer, sentenced to life imprisonment (released 27.02.1985, died 1987)
Willi Mentz (30.04.1904 in Schönhagen) SS-Unterscharführer, sentenced to life imprisonment (released 31.03.1978, died 25.06.1978)
Kurt Hubert Franz (17.01.1914 in Düsseldorf) SS-Scharführer, sentenced to life imprisonment (released 1993, died 04.07.1998 in Wuppertal)
Gustav Münzberger (18.08.1903 in Weißkirchlitz, Böhmen) SS-Unterscharführer, sentenced to 12 years imprisonment (died 23.03.1977)
Franz Suchomel (03.12.1907 in Krumau) SS-Unterscharführer, sentenced to 6 years imprisonment (released 20.12.1967, died 18.12.1979)
Erwin Hermann Lambert (07.12.1909 in Schildow) sentenced to 6 years imprisonment (died 15.10.1976 in Stuttgart)
Otto Stadie (10.03.1897 in Berlin) sentenced to 7 years imprisonment (died 28.07.1977)
Albert Franz Rum (08.06.1890 in Berlin) SS-Unterscharführer, sentenced to 3 years imprisonment (died 1970)
Otto Richard Horn (14.12.1903 in Obergrauschwitz) SS-Unterscharführer, aquitted

Treblinka Trial 22.12.1970 in Düsseldorf
Franz Paul Stangl (26.03.1908 in Altmünster) SS-Hauptsturmführer, sentenced to life imprisonment (died 28.06.1971 in Düsseldorf)

Treblinka Trial 15.10.1971 in Düsseldorf
Franz Josef Swidersky (19.04.1921 in Seltz) sentenced to 7 years imprisonment
Thank you Ansata1976
there are several dates there which I needed, an excellent series of posts
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Re: KL Trials

Post by ansata1976 » 16 May 2020 16:46

Was one of these men (staff Auschwitz) sentenced after the war?

SS-Schütze Hans Hartusch (06.06.1925 in Bukin/Mladenovac)
SS-Rottenführer Johann Hartner (10.12.1909in Treppen)
SS-Sturmmann Ignatz Hermann (27.10.1913 in Krndija)
SS-Schütze Rudolf Kamienisny (04.10.1908)
SS-Schütze Johann Lopin (06.02.1914)
SS-Sturmmann Johann Neusser (04.06.1910 in Horný Turček)
SS-Sturmmann August Nowak (07.04.1902 in Bielitz)
SS-Rottenführer Leonhard Osterrauer (01.08.1885 in Thiersee)
SS-Sturmmann Peter Gfrärer (22.02.1910 in Karavukovo)
SS-Sturmmann Johann Felker (25.09.1908 in Niederneudorf)
SS-Sturmmann Johann Fakesch (19.01.1918 in Aalische)
SS-Unterscharführer Oskar Peschel/Pöschel (20.11.1899 in Schwarzwasser)

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Re: KL Trials

Post by George_W » 16 May 2020 17:04

They were not extradited to Poland so there was no trial of these men in Poland.

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Re: KL Trials

Post by ansata1976 » 16 May 2020 18:06

Maybe they were sentenced in Germany or Austria or an other country (e.g.Russia)?

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Re: KL Trials

Post by George_W » 16 May 2020 18:27

According to this source: https://www.expostfacto.nl/junsv/ncot/contents.html they were not tried in Germany.

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Re: KL Trials

Post by Researcher » 10 Jul 2020 21:28

Hi ansata1976,

I think there is a mistake with dob of Ludwig Rehn (KZ Sachsenhausen 01.11.1947 Trial). You have 01.07.1910 in Saarbrücken.
It should be 07.07.1910 in Saarbrücken.
My source is from his trial in Paderborn Feb 1971 when he was acquitted.

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Re: KL Trials

Post by sekudlyda » 11 Jul 2020 15:17

In perusing the previous seven pages, I noticed a few mistakes. Numerous websites state that Bruno Skierka, an SS officer sentenced to death by the Americans in the main Flossenburg trial, was hanged at Landsberg Prison in 1947. Skierka's death sentence was originally reduced to life imprisonment and further reduced to 12 years. He was eventually paroled from Landsberg in the 1950s. Another Nazi war criminal sentenced to death by the Americans, Ludwig Stier, was not hanged at Landsberg, either. Stier was awaiting execution at Landsberg for crimes committed at Mauthausen when he died of cardiovascular disease on September 5, 1947.

Erich Zoddel, a kapo at Belsen sentenced to life imprisonment by the British in the first Belsen trial, was sentenced to death in another trial for the murder of a female Polish inmate at Belsen two days after that camp's liberation. He was beheaded, not hanged, at Wolfenbuttel Prison on November 30, 1945. Heinrich Ruoff and Karl Willig, sentenced to death by the Americans in the Hadamar trial, were hanged at Central Prison in Bruchsal, Germany (U.S. zone), not at Landsberg.

Heinz Volkenrath, the husband of SS wardress Elizabeth Volkenrath of Belsen, was not executed. His wife was hanged by the British on December 13, 1945, for her crimes at Belsen. Finally, I have a question about a defendant in one of the U.S. Army's Mauthausen trials at Dachau. I have a copy of the Army's official list of Nazi war criminals sentenced to death at Dachau and hanged at Landsberg Prison between 1945 and 1949. Michael Heller, a former SS Rottenfuhrer at Mauthausen, was sentenced to death by the Americans but his name is not on the U.S. Army's list of those hanged at Landsberg. I'm wondering if, perhaps like Bruno Skierka of Flossenberg, Heller was never actually hanged but eventually released.

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Re: KL Trials

Post by Researcher » 11 Jul 2020 17:45

Hello sekudlyda,

Michael Heller, SS Rottenfuhrer at Mauthausen was sentenced to death by US Military Tribunal on 21 August 1947.
The sentence was approved on 24 May 1948.
On 18 Aug 1948 a War Crimes Board of Review reconsidered the evidence and deemed it insufficient for the death penalty and recommended imprisonment for life.
I don't know his release date.

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Re: KL Trials

Post by sekudlyda » 11 Jul 2020 18:09

Thank you very much. I've long wondered why Heller's name was not on the list I mentioned in my last post. Now I know. Much appreciated, Researcher. Thanks again.

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Re: KL Trials

Post by ansata1976 » 14 Feb 2021 03:36

what is the correct date and place of birth and date of release of

SS-Hauptscharführer Anton Weber (1890) sentenced to 18 years imprisonment 11.12.1946 in Dachau, SS supply administrator in KZ Dachau
SS-Oberscharführer Josef Wolf (1903) sentenced to 20 years imprisonment 11.12.1946 in Dachau

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Re: KL Trials

Post by Puck » 04 May 2021 15:56

Researcher wrote:
16 Sep 2013 18:35
Place of birth for Cremer is Hattingen
for Schwanz it is Brandenburg/Havel

For Rotschopf I have Buntschuh (but I have never heard of such a place) ?

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It's not Buntschuh, it is Bundschuh see -> https://www.sn.at/wiki/Bundschuh
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Re: KL Trials

Post by Researcher » 04 May 2021 17:24

Hi Puck,

Can't find my source but it wasn't too far off.
I only had his dob, profession and trial information from UK archives
Thanks for the correction.

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Re: KL Trials

Post by steve248 » 04 May 2021 17:53

Bundschuh is not a geographical location - it was one of those last minute operations being set up in north Germany in March-April 1945 by the SD and Gestapo for stay behind intelligence operations against the occupying forces. It failed because it was being set up far too late and failed to take into account that the occupying forces had a vast automatic arrest program that subsequently interned all Sipo and SD and SS members.

Michael Rotschopf was tried by British Military Court in "The Tilburg Case", a Sipo Kommando in Holland shot three airmen from a shot-down RAF bomber aircraft in July-Aug 1944. Trial in Essen, June 1946, and he was sentenced to death by hanging. No information on whether it was carried out. Rotschopf was born in Salzburg.
UK National Archives, WO 235/345-346 and WO 309/880.

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Re: KL Trials

Post by Puck » 04 May 2021 19:50

Michael Rotschopf was executed on 05.09.1947 in Hameln

http://www.gelderblom-hameln.de/zuchtha ... gerichtete

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