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death sentences on DDR trials

Post by danyb » 09 Aug 2008 18:12

hello !

here is a list of defendants who are sentenced to death on ddr trials ; i'm looking for the dates when the sentences were carried out (or not):

-johannes kinder: executed.21.10.1978 ?
- josef blosche: executed.29.7.1969 ?
-horst fischer: executed.8.7.1966 ?
- paul nitsche: executed.25.3.1948 ?
- félix kurt wittig: executed ?
- georg doering: executed ?
- walter kurt linzner : executed ?
- max ernst groschel: executed ?
- willy hack: executed ?
- kurt hanisch: executed ?
-hubert schwerhoff: executed ?
-willi wehren: executed ?
- roland puhr: executed ?
-karl gorny: executed ?
- christel jankowsky: executed ?
-hans baumgartner: executed ?
-kurt wachholz: executed ?
-albert hugo schuster:executed ?
- paul hermann feustel: executed ?
- walter lemm: executed ?

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Re: death sentences on ddr trials

Post by David Thompson » 09 Aug 2008 18:37

danyb -- These are the only ones for whom I have execution dates; I have the rest listed as "subsequent fate unknown":

Bloesche (Blösche), Josef (1912-29.7.1969) [SS-Rottenfuhrer (Corporal)] – {identified from Warsaw Ghetto photo of armed guard watching a Jewish child, arms raised, walking with other prisoners (NYT 24 May 1969:2:4); arrested and charged by an East German court at Erfurt with war crimes arising out of mass murders of Jewish civilians by Einsatzkommando 8 and the Warsaw Security Police (Sipo Warschau) in two mass shootings at Baranowicze in Jul-Sept 1941, with additional killings resulting from the forced deportation of Warsaw Jews to the death camps Sept 1941-Jun 1943, and with participating in the liquidation of the Warsaw ghetto; convicted and sentenced to death May 1969 (NYT 6 May 1969:2:3); executed at Leipzig 29 July 1969. (JuNSV Verfahren Lfd.Nr.1049; LG/BG Erfurt 690430; Ob. Gericht der DDR 690613).}

Nitsche, Prof. Dr. med. Paul (?-25.3.1948) -- director, Health Care Institute (HuPa - Heil- und Pflegeanstalten) Sonnenstein-bei-Pirna euthanasia facility 1940; director, Reich Work Group of Sanatoria and Nursing Homes (RAG) Dec 1941 {arrested and put on trial by an East German court for crimes against humanity arising out of the deaths of 80,000 persons in the German euthanasia program (Aktion T-4); convicted and sentenced to death summer 1947 (History of the United Nations War Crimes Commission and the Development of the Laws of War p. 535, United Nations War Crimes Commission, London: HMSO, 1948); executed at Dresden 25 Mar 1948 (NYT 26 Mar 1948:14:6; Nazi Mass Murder p. 17).}

Dr. Horst Fischer's death sentence specified the guillotine as the method of execution, according to the New York Times, 26 Mar 1966:2:5, but I didn't find any follow-up article on him. As I recall, Bloesche was executed by pistol shot.

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Re: death sentences on ddr trials

Post by danyb » 09 Aug 2008 19:28

hello david !

for willy hack , i just find this article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/27/magaz ... ewanted=10

an other source , give he was ss obersturmfuhrer ; anyone for a confirmation ?

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Re: death sentences on ddr trials

Post by David Thompson » 09 Aug 2008 20:34

Thanks, danyb. I don't know Hack's rank. MacLean's The Camp Men doesn't list him, and his rank is too low to appear on my 1944 Waffen-SS Dienstaltersliste, assuming he was in the Waffen-SS.

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Re: death sentences on ddr trials

Post by Penn44 » 10 Aug 2008 09:28

Willy Hack, born 1912, Reutlingen, Germany, was executed, but off the top of my head, I think it was April 1951, not 1952 as the article claims, however, I may be wrong. He was a construction project leader in the Allgemeine SS. Again, off the top of my head, was an SS corporal in the Pioneer Bn, 3.SS-PD, Waffen SS until late 1943 when he tranferred to the Allgemeine SS as an SS-Untersturmführer, rising to the rank of SS-Obersturmführer.

Source: His SS service records.

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Re: death sentences on ddr trials

Post by George_W » 17 Aug 2008 17:44

Hello

Hubert Schwerhoff
born 1913 Gross Recken
Gestapo Przemysl (Grenzpolizeikommissariat Przemysl) 1939-14.01.1943

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Re: death sentences on ddr trials

Post by Ron » 18 Aug 2008 12:10

Hi Danyb

félix kurt wittig: executed ? executed 10.08.54 Dresden
georg doering: executed ? executed 12.08.54 Dresden
walter kurt linzner : executed ? executed 12.08.54 Dresden

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Re: death sentences on ddr trials

Post by danyb » 18 Aug 2008 13:34

hello !


very nice infos dear ron !!

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Re: death sentences on ddr trials

Post by George_W » 18 Aug 2008 23:57

Schwerhoff was executed in 1972.

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Re: death sentences on ddr trials

Post by Ron » 19 Aug 2008 12:57

Hi Danyb

max ernst groschel: executed ? executed 23.06.51 Dresden
willy hack: executed ? executed 26.07.52 Dresden
kurt hanisch: executed ? NEIN abwesenheitsurteil

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Re: death sentences on ddr trials

Post by danyb » 29 Dec 2008 16:57

hello !

here is others infos:

-willi brand: commutted to life imprisonment
- hubert schwerhoff: executed.3.11.1972
- hans baumgartner: executed.16.9.1971
- kurt wachholz: executed.28.4.1969
- roland puhr: executed.15.4.1964
- horst pétri: executed.12.12.1962
- emil hellmann: executed.14.10.1960
- kurt obenaus: executed.14.10.1960
- georg ludwig: executed.14.10.1960
- rudolf voigt: died in prison
- friedrich bergemann: executed.15.1.1960
- willi wehren: commutted to life imprisonment
- friedrich lepach: executed.13.5.1955
- karl theiner: executed.10.6.1955
- johannes walk: executed.26.9.1953
- siegfried erbe: executed.1.10.1952
- paul boehm: executed.30.5.1953
- wernier biener: commutted to imprisonment

(sources: bundesarchiv of ludwigsburg and berlin)

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Re: death sentences on ddr trials

Post by danyb » 07 Mar 2009 15:55

hello!

paul waitz (born.19.11.1899.) executed.18.10.1949
paul spiecker (born.29.3.1905) executed.23.5.1950
johannes kleine (born.26.11.1890) executed.22.12.1946
andréas rose (born.1.4.1880) executed.19.6.1947

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Re: death sentences on ddr trials

Post by ansata1976 » 13 May 2009 21:40

Do you have more dates about place and date of birth and the place of the execution.

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Re: death sentences on ddr trials

Post by danyb » 14 May 2009 14:24

hello ansata !

johannes kinder ( born.3.10.1912.einsiedel)
josef blösche (born.5.2.1912.friedland)
willy hack (born.26.3.112.reutlingen)
félix wittig (born.15.8.1902.schonheide)
georg döring (born.18.7.1914.leipzig)
max groschel (born.29.9.1892.dresden)
hubert schwerhoff (born.24.12.1913.gross-reken)
hans baumgartner (born.24.9.1910.znaim)
kurt wachholz (born.10.8.1909.calau)
roland puhr (born.21.1.1914.alt-ehrenburg)
horst pétri (born.18.4.1913.pfuhlsborn)
emil hellmann (born.17.6.1908.asbach)
kurt obenaus (born.4.4.1909.buchholz)
georg ludwig (born.29.12.1896.plauen)
friedrich bergemann (born.20.3.1903.jüterborg)
friedrich lepach (born.6.5.1896.breslau)
karl theiner (born.19.5.1914.waldenburg)
johannes walk (born.6.2.1908.blindow)
siegfried erbe (born.14.10.1923.berlin)
paul bôhm (born.7.8.1892.eichwerder)

kurt noritsch (born.5.9.1914.frankfurt/oder ; executed.18.12.1950)

for the place of execution , i have not infos , but probably , the sentences were carried out in the same place of trial.

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Re: death sentences on ddr trials

Post by ansata1976 » 14 May 2009 14:31

Thank you Danyb

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