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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by history1 » 14 Nov 2018 01:01

Don´t tell fairy tales then, dude!This isn´t your basement where you can live out your hate towards Germans (why else would you have added them when there is no reference in the text!?) but a forum which cares to be as correct as possible.

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by wm » 14 Nov 2018 04:45

"bakatysta" should be "hakatysta" (ostmarkier).

liczne gwałty = multiple rapes (it was "multiple acts of violence" in the nineteenth century and earlier)

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by David Thompson » 14 Nov 2018 05:37

history1 and knokkelmann1 -- Drop the insult exchange.

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by history1 » 14 Nov 2018 14:50

No problem, David, then please take care that knokkelman1 does translate the newspaper cutouts correctly, without adding anything. BTW, the insults started at #675 by knokkelman1!
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knokkelmann1 wrote:
14 Nov 2018 00:56
history1 wrote:
13 Nov 2018 23:52
knokkelmann1 wrote:
13 Nov 2018 18:32
[...] and 40 people burnt alive in the village (not specified which village) who resisted the pacification when the village was surrounded (by Germans).
[...]
knokkelmann1, you´re asked TO TRANSLATE the newspaper articles and NOT TO ADD THINGS which are not there!
judging by your previous posts (Anne Applebaum) you seem to be mentally unstable, to say the least. No offense.
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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by David Thompson » 15 Nov 2018 00:58

history1 -- You observed:
BTW, the insults started at #675 by knokkelman1!
I don't want to see any personal insults here at all. When there's no response to an insult, there's only one offender to consider.

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by ansata1976 » 15 Nov 2018 03:04

Oskar Folke
10.05.1898 in Lodz
arrested 22.01.1946
death sentence 04.02.1947 in Lodz
executed 28.10.1947 in Lodz

Alfred Wacker
19.03.1919 in Brzozow
arrested 24.08.1945
death sentence 22.05.1947 in Piotrkow
executed 13.09.1947 in Lodz

Adolf Fulde
18.01.1916 in Moskwa
arrested 11.09.1945
death sentence 24.06.1947 in Piotrkow
executed 03.10.1947 in Lodz

Bruno Meyer
25.10.1906 in Inowroclaw
arrested 20.08.1945
death sentence 14.02.1946 in Gdansk
executed 19.03.1946 in Wejherowo

Otto Kapp (other source Kappa)
05.09.1903 in Biala Krakowska
arrested 21.08.1945
death sentence 27.03.1947 in Krakow
executed 22.12.1947 in Krakow

Friedrich Thiemann
18.08.1905 in Podwiesk
death sentence 26.11.1945 in Torun
executed 20.02.1946 in Grudziadz

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by ansata1976 » 19 Nov 2018 04:12

Robert Golke
during 1942-1943, serving as a German gendarme, participated in the murders of Jews and soviet prisoners of war
Trial Zamosc 1948
sentenced to 15 years imprisonment

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by ansata1976 » 27 Dec 2018 03:45

What is the correct translation of these articles?
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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by GregSingh » 27 Dec 2018 05:04

Nr.109
Comeuppance

A special court from Katowice on a off-site session in Chorzów held a hearing yesterday against Edmund Vogl (or Vogel), accused of harming people wanted and displaced by the Germans. In June 1940 accused reported to the German political police that Stanisława Parko-Sobolewska and Alojzy Pniok were actively cooperating with the Polish underground organization, by transporting arms from Mikołów to Katowice and by distributing Polish underground press.

On the basis of a Vogel's testimony, the German court sentenced Parko-Sobolewska to be sent to Ravensbrück concentration camp and Pniok to be sent to Auschwitz, where he was shot in 1942.

As a result of the hearing and after the speech of assistant public prosecutor Tarnowski, Edmund Vogl (or Vogel) received death sentence.
Nr.351
He shot two Soviet citizens

Bytom. At the Bytom's district court testified a German - Paweł Heimel from Gwoździany, during the occupation a municipal policeman accused of shooting together with two German gendarmes two Soviet citizens who fled from transport carrying them to workplace. Jan Morcinek and Józef Lesiak suspected of capture of Soviet citizens were acquitted.
Heimel was sentenced to 6 years in prison, 10 years of loss of public rights and confiscation of property.
Nr.286
Death sentence for a German thug/bully

The District Court in Cieszyn during the off-site session in Bielsko sentenced to death Johann Leśniak, a former foreman from the "Silesia" mine in Dziedzice. Before the war Leśniak lived and worked in Gliwice, and during the occupation, he asked to be transferred to the Polish community/environment. As a foreman at the "Silesia" coalmine, Leśniak tormented Polish workers and led one of them to suicide. He also caused deaths of several Russian prisoners of war.
Nr.285
The wife of a German policeman at the court in Dąbrowa

The District Court in Sosnowiec, during the off-site session in Dąbrowa Górnicza, examined the case of Józefa Schreiber from Dąbrowa, wife of the German police officer.

The indictment accuses Mrs Schreiber that she extorted money and food articles from families of persons arrested by the German authorities under the pretense of attempting to release those arrested from prison. In fact no actions were taken in this direction.
Mrs Schreiber, during the occupation in 1944 in Dąbrowa, accused a Pole - Aniela Warwasowa, of insulting her husband, as a result of which Ms Warwasowa was arrested.

She was sentenced to five years in prison and loss of public rights.
If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by ansata1976 » 27 Dec 2018 10:40

Thank you

Can you help me as well with the following articles
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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by GregSingh » 28 Dec 2018 02:19

Nr.251
Female German spy sentenced to death

Military court in Gdynia sentenced to death a German - Joh. Metty, accused of spying for Germany. This case dates back to the pre-war years, when the accused was a member of German intelligence and caused the arrest of a Polish citizen, Bruno(n) Mebel, who as a result of her report was kidnapped from Sopot by a SA militia and deported to Królewiec. Metty had been travelling there to give testimonies about Mebel's activities. In the aftermath Mebel was sentenced by German authorities to six years imprisonment in the fortress.
In addition, due to Metty's reports, Franciszek Rutkiewicz was sentenced to death and executed.


B. Blue policeman sentenced to death

The Special Criminal Court in Krakow sentenced to death Jan Dąbrowiecki, who during the German occupation as a blue policeman persecuted Polish population. Among other things he informed German authorities that he had met an armed partisan unit during his patrol and gave its whereabouts. As a result of denunciation, Germans attacked the unit. During the fight 6 partisans were killed.
Nr.218
SA-man sentenced to death

The Special Criminal Court in Katowice, on a off-site session in Chorzów, dealt with the case of Maksymilian Mutzer from Chorzów, who in the first days of the war of 1939 took a direct part in the battles with the Polish defenders of the city of Chorzów.
During the occupation Mutzer served in so-called Hilfspolizei, and he was also a member of the SA. In these positions, he pestered Polish population, causing arrests of many people.
After the hearing, the court sentenced the Nazi-servant to death and confiscation of property.
Nr.314
One more "kapo" before the Polish court

The District Court in Bytom examined the case of Alfons Schretter from Miechowice.
Schretter was in 1944 and 1945 a "kapo" in the camps Nekarels and Muenchen-Ruhm. During the inspections and meals times he tormented prisoners, hit, kicked and mistreated them.
He was recognized in Bytom by Zygmunt Węgielewski, the main witness for the prosecution, who testifies that Schretter wore long (normal) hair in the camp, he was passing as a German and had the rights of the German prisoners.
Schretter does not admit to anything, claiming that he worked in the camp as a locksmith and asked for calling witnesses. The court granted his request and deferred the case.
Nr.86
The end of the career of the Nazi criminal
He hid himself as a repatriate in the West

Nakło. At the railway station in Nakło, a hitlerite Otto Jankowski was arrested. Jankowski was a member of Selbschutz and later member of the SS, he belonged to the Nazi elite in Nakło. He has on his conscience a series of crimes committed against Polish citizens in the years 1939-1942.
Hitlerite Jankowski being in Soviet captivity, thanks to his ability to speak Polish and his Polish-sound surname, was able to obtain a successful release, entered Polish territory, was issued with ID's in the nearest State Office of Repatriation and moved as a repatriate to the West.
Under the influence of a strange, internal call, he got out in Nakło - in the city where together with his hitlerite pals he committed many crimes. This was the end of his career.
Now jailed, he awaits sentencing.
Nr.250
Another criminal handed over to Polish authorities

The Czechoslovak authorities have recently handed over to Polish authorities outstanding Nazi activist in the Silesia area, SS Obersturmbannführer Walter Güntzschel, who was the head of the Volksliste department in Katowice. In addition, he was the secretary of the Gestapo in Katowice, acting to the detriment of the Polish population. Especially, he made himself felt to Polish population of Silesia, whom in various ways he forced to sign a Volksliste.
Anyone who came across of Güntzschel's activities, is asked to submit testimonies at the Prosecutor's Office of the District Court in Katowice, Plac Wolnosci 8, I floor.
Nr.233
Lagerführer from Prudnik recognized by a former ward

On the street in Nysa, former "Lagerführer" SS-man Paul Heinrich aka Alfred Müller was recognized by one of the prisoners of the Auschwitz camp.
Paul Heinrich, from 1940 belonged to a permanent SS crew in the camp Auschwitz. He enjoyed strong support from Rudolf Hoess, who got him promoted to "Lagerführer" in the Prudnik camp, where some Poles were interned. He was distinguished by cruelty and brutality against Poles. Also his name was on the list of wanted war criminals.
After the liberation of the Western Territories, Heinrich threw off his SS uniform and became an exemplary citizen living permanently in Prudnik, without sensing that he could be recognized by anyone.
Currently, the prosecutor is investigating this criminal. Anyone who knows about Heinrich's activities, is asked to submit testimonies in the nearest public prosecutor's office.
Nr.270
Death sentence for a gendarme-torturer

District Court in Sosnowiec on the off-site session in Dąbrowa investigated the case of a former German gendarme, 50-years-old Adolf Neubak from Bielszowice. Neubak as a German gendarme terrorized residents of Ząbkowice and surrounding villages. During the trial he admitted that he took part in various round-ups of Poles, who were then sent to concentration camps at his order.
He also admitted that on January 5, 1945, he murdered a family of 4 in Ząbkowice. He led victims out of the flat to the garden, where he shot them from the revolver.
After questioning witnesses, the Court sentenced Neubak to death.
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A well-deserved punishment for a snitch

Karol Jarosiński from Kochanowice was arrested in Lubliniec. After the German invasion in 1939 he reported to the German police that in the apartment of Józef Łopatka there are weapons he intends to use against the Germans. Jarosiński himself participated in the search, after which Łopatka was arrested. On the same day, the accused denounced another person - Józef Kaczmarek. Both were taken to a concentration camp.
The District Court from Bytom on the off-site session in Lubliniec sentenced Jarosiński to 7 years in prison, 5 years of loss of rights and confiscation of property for obsequiously serving Germans.
If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by George_W » 28 Dec 2018 11:45

In addition to Walter Güntzschel (or rather Günzschel), who was mentioned in one of the articles:

Born 31/05/1892 in Weissenfels/Saale, between 11/1939 and 01/1940 he was the head of AdS Bielsko (under Stapo Kattowitz) and between 05/1941 and 08/1942 he was the member of Stapo Kattowitz as SS-Ustuf. or SS-Ostuf. and Krim.Sekr.

In this thread: viewtopic.php?t=190126 he was mentioned as the member of Stapo Kattowitz also in 1944 (Referat IV 1 b as Krim.Ob.Sekr.).

According to the book "Geheime Staatspolizei in NS-Gau Thüringen" by Andreas Theo Schneider, KS Walter Günzschel was the member of Stapo Erfurt since 1934 (Referat II C) and indeed served later in Kattowitz (page 429).

Unfortunately i don't have any informations about his trial in Poland and fate.

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by ansata1976 » 28 Dec 2018 19:18

GregSingh wrote:
28 Dec 2018 02:19

Death sentence for a gendarme-torturer

District Court in Sosnowiec on the off-site session in Dąbrowa investigated the case of a former German gendarme, 50-years-old Adolf Neubak from Bielszowice. Neubak as a German gendarme terrorized residents of Ząbkowice and surrounding villages. During the trial he admitted that he took part in various round-ups of Poles, who were then sent to concentration camps at his order.
He also admitted that on January 5, 1945, he murdered a family of 4 in Ząbkowice. He led victims out of the flat to the garden, where he shot them from the revolver.
After questioning witnesses, the Court sentenced Neubak to death.
I think Neubak must be

Adolf Alfred Neudeck
16.02.1897
arrested 02.07.1947
death sentence 25.09.1947 in Katowice
executed 18.03.1948 in Bedzin
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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by ansata1976 » 28 Dec 2018 19:19

Thank you GregSingh for your great work

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by ansata1976 » 28 Dec 2018 20:44

GregSingh wrote:
28 Dec 2018 02:19


Nakło. At the railway station in Nakło, a hitlerite Otto Jankowski was arrested. Jankowski was a member of Selbschutz and later member of the SS, he belonged to the Nazi elite in Nakło. He has on his conscience a series of crimes committed against Polish citizens in the years 1939-1942.
Hitlerite Jankowski being in Soviet captivity, thanks to his ability to speak Polish and his Polish-sound surname, was able to obtain a successful release, entered Polish territory, was issued with ID's in the nearest State Office of Repatriation and moved as a repatriate to the West.
Under the influence of a strange, internal call, he got out in Nakło - in the city where together with his hitlerite pals he committed many crimes. This was the end of his career.
Now jailed, he awaits sentencing.
Otto Jankowski
04.09.1907
death sentence 16.12.1947 in Bydgoszcz
execution date unknown

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