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Re: War Crime Trials Poland

Post by ansata1976 » 17 Aug 2019 10:59

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What is the correct translation of this article?

Is this maybe:

Ferdinand Kristoforski
born ? in ?
death sentence 12.06.1947 in Kalisz
executed 15.07.1947
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Re: War Crime Trials Poland

Post by wm » 20 Aug 2019 23:22

It says there that the dreaded Volskdeutsch and S.A. member Ferdinand Kristoforski (previously sentenced to death) appealed to the Highest Court and his sentence was overturned.
As result his case was retried and this time he was sentenced to life in prison and deprivation of public rights forever.
He was active in Zbiersk and Kościelec counties, took a lively part in deportation of Poles, and sent to death four men.

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Re: War Crime Trials Poland

Post by history1 » 23 Aug 2019 15:39

wm wrote:
20 Aug 2019 23:22
It says there that the dreaded Volskdeutsch and S.A. member Ferdinand Kristoforski (previously sentenced to death) appealed to the Highest Court and his sentence was overturned [...]
"volksdeutsch" is an adjective and hence written in small letters when not at the begin of a sentence.
It´s "Volksdeutscher" or in this case "der Volksdeutsche.."
wm wrote:
20 Aug 2019 23:22
He was active in Zbiersk and Kościelec counties, took a lively part in deportation of Poles, and sent to death four men.
AFAIK, means "wysiedlinenie" (der. from "wysiedlić = to displace) "relocation" and not deportation.
And to make this man responsible for what happened to them somewhere and sometime later in a camp is anyway nonsense. But that was common communist propaganda at the time.

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Re: War Crime Trials Poland

Post by George_W » 23 Aug 2019 17:55

history1 wrote:
23 Aug 2019 15:39
AFAIK, means "wysiedlinenie" (der. from "wysiedlić = to displace) "relocation" and not deportation.

Just small correction:

"wysiedlenie" not "wysiedlinenie".

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Re: War Crime Trials Poland

Post by gebhk » 25 Aug 2019 15:35

Oh dear, another episode of dodgy semantics....

Wysiedlenie means to remove from ones abode - ie translated probably accurately by WM as deportation in this context. In any event whether you choose to call it displacement, deportation or even eviction, makes not a jot of difference to the victims or the guilt of the perpetrator. There is no implication of relocation - that would be termed przesiedlenie.

I see our colleague is a proponent of the theory that the man who pushes someone off a cliff is not responsible for his victim's death because, after all, he is not responsible for the laws of gravity :wink:. In reality the guilt of the party in question depends on the knowledge they had of the likely outcome of their actions. On the basis of the newspaper cutting in question, we can form no opinion on this, albeit the courts involved most likely did so. It may well have been the basis on which the cassation appeal was successful and why Kristoforski's sentence was reduced on retrial.

Unless history1 has some additional information the rest of us are not privy to, there is nothing in the text to suggest that the 4 individuals 'sent to their deaths' were sent to a camp. For all we know, they may just as easily have been taken to the nearest wood and shot on the spot. And in any case all of this is immaterial, all that matters is whether the 4 men named were killed and whether Kristoforski was responsible for their being sent to meet their doom. If that is the case, the statement that Kristoforski sent them to their deaths is accurate.
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Re: War Crime Trials Poland

Post by gebhk » 25 Aug 2019 16:04

Ansata1976 - a complete translation herewith:

German criminal in court

Ferdynand Kristoforski, a volksdeutch and member of the S.A., well known during he occupation in the areas of Zbiersk and Koscielec municipalities for his criminal deeds (?escapades) against the Polish population and sentenced to death as a result of a previous court hearing, lodged a cassation appeal at the Supreme Court.

The criminal, who was the terror of the Polish population, who took an active role in the deportation of Poles and who sent Jozef Adamkiewicz, Jozef Dominiak, Stanislaw Przybylski and Franciszek Wlodarczyk to their deaths, was retried for these acts at the Regional Court on the 24th of this month.

As a result of the hearing, the court sentenced Kristoforski to life imprisonment and deprivation of public rights in perpetuity.

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Re: War Crime Trials Poland

Post by ansata1976 » 26 Aug 2019 18:21

Thank you

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Re: War Crime Trials Poland

Post by ansata1976 » 31 Aug 2019 22:17

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Re: War Crime Trials Poland

Post by ansata1976 » 23 Sep 2019 16:37

Who can help me? I am looking for photos of:

Hermann Buchholz (29.08.1911 Gagolin - 25.05.1951 Warsaw) Funtionär der Gendarmerie im Kreis Góra Kalwaria, Grojec, Piaseczna
Erwin Botzenhardt (13.12.1908 Regenst - 24.06.1950 Warsaw) Oberwachtmeister Gendarmerie Lublin
Ernst Eck (30.06.1894 Gross Zimmern – 08.06.1951 Kalisz) Chef Gendarmerie Kalisz
Adolf Erdmann (28.12.1906 Rostow - 03.01.1951 Siedlce) member Waffen SS / Gendarmerie Stolp
Hermann Frey (20.10.1912 Łopuszno - 06.04.1946 Kielce) Gendarmerie Radom-Lublin
Berthold Gross (17.08.1914 Gustynow – 23.09.1948 Swidnica) Dep Kommandant Gendarmerie Kossowo/Kolomyja
Johann Holzer (30.03.1906 Fürstenfeld - 02.09.1946 Kielce) Schupo Kielce, Ostrowiec
August Just (21.12.1911 Kuznia – 13.05.1950 Kalisz) Gendarmerie Dziezbinie
Friedrich Klinszpan (24.03.1904 Andrejewka -28.02.1946 Plock) Schupo Plock, Sierpce, Pultusk, Ciechanow
Emil Kühn (17.11.1911 Lyszkowice - 04.01.1949 Warsaw) Gendarm in Sokolow+ Lowick (1940 – 1945)
Ernst Minter (27.10.1905 Soest - 02.06.1947 Dzierzoniow) SS-Mann, Kommandof. camp Gieszcze Puste
Adolf Alfred Neudeck (16.02.1897 - 18.03.1948 Bedzin) German Gendarm in Ząbkowice
Otto Rossdeutscher (24.11.1911 Rawicz - 14.07.1947 Rawicz) German policeman
Rudolf Roth (26.01.1903 Stok - 01.12.1947 Kalisz) German policeman in Brzezinki
Emil Senkel (11.12.1893 Triebes –20.12.1950 Warsaw) Chef Gendarmerie in Siedlce, Gora Kalwaria, SS-Scharführer
Julius Wendland (23.07.1899 Mlyny Piekarskie - 07.05.1949 Kalisz) member Gendarmerie Uniejowa
Rudolf Wildemann (20.02.1914 Kalino - 15.06.1949 Wielun) Gendarmerie in Weglewice, Galewice

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Re: War Crime Trials Poland

Post by ansata1976 » 27 Sep 2019 13:59

When was Wilhelm Friedrich Beeskow released?

What was the crime of
Lejbus Bosak (1914) sentenced to 9 years imprisonment 02.07.1951 in Katowice (released 17.11.1953)
Moszek Dorn (26.12.1914) sentenced to 10 years imprisonment 04.04.1950 in Lodz, sentenced to 6 years imprisonment 12.01.1951, released 11.02.1953

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Re: War Crime Trials Poland

Post by ansata1976 » 19 Oct 2019 14:05

George_W wrote:
21 Jan 2019 20:15
Erich Walter Bergmann, born 04/07/1903, member of Gendarmerie in Heringen, extradited from US zone to Poland on 04/09/1946, sentenced in Warszawa on 07/11/1947 to 15 years, released on 15/02/1955.

Heinrich Bohlen, born 17/10/1893, member of NSDAP in Breslau, extradited from US zone to Poland on 25/02/1947, sentenced in Wrocław on 04/02/1948 to 8 years, released on 01/01/1955.

Edmund Doerka, born 09/07/1900 in Wierzchownia, German, member of NSDAP (Polit. Ortsgruppenleiter) in Duninów, extradited from Russian zone to Poland on 04/02/1948, sentenced in Płock on 08/07/1948 to 10 years, date of release is unknown to me.

Hedwig Grethel, born 02/03/1904, extradited from French zone to Poland on 22/07/1947 for mistreating of Jews in Warsaw Ghetto, discontinuance of the proceedings in Warszawa, released on 15/03/1949.

Renate Grewe - no info, she was not extradited from Germany.

Barbara Matika, born 15/01/1925, German, guard in camp in Müseldorf, extradited from US zone to Poland on 22/11/1946, acquitted in Warszawa on 03/10/1947, released on 10/11/1947.

Rose Angele Müller, born 21/09/1908, German in Warsaw, extradited from US zone to Poland on 25/02/947 for crimes against Polish nation and Polish culture in Warszawa, discontinuance of the proceedings, released on 20/04/1948.

Adolf Karl Otto Pelikan, born 08/10/1900, German, member of SA and camp commandant in Underlüss, extradited from British zone to Poland on 28/08/1946, sentenced in Łódź on 04/01/1949 to 8 years, released on 19/11/1953.

George
Renate Grewe
22.11.1923 in Neusalz
guard in Gross Rosen
sentenced to 10 years imprisonment 12.09.1946 in Legnica
released 13.01.1953

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Re: War Crime Trials Poland

Post by ansata1976 » 19 Oct 2019 14:37

ansata1976 wrote:
24 May 2019 22:58
Do you know the place of birth of:

Kurt Schubert (21.07.1898) Gestapo Gdansk sentenced to lifetime imprisonment 18.09.1946 in Gdansk (died 10.06.1950 in prison)
August Tobler (12.08.1881) Gestapo Warsaw sentenced to 15 years imprisonment 25.06.1946 in Lodz (died 03.03.1947 in prison)
Zygmunt Adamski (30.05.1893) Gestapo in Stanislawow sentenced to death 28.11.1945 in Krakow (died in prison 28.01.1946)
Tadeusz Michalski (29.12.1901) Gestapo in Oppeln + Wielun sentenced to death 29.04.1947 in Bydgoszcz (executed 03.06.1948 in Bydgoszcz)

What as the rank and trial date of:

Walter Ernst Richard Mellenthin (24.10.1914 in Bärwalde (Pommern)) Gestapo in Warsaw (executed 16.06.1953 in Warsaw)

What is the date and place of birth and the date of trial of:

Leopold Witkowski (in the years 1939 - 45 member of the Gestapo in Łódź + Warsaw) Trial in Warsaw acquitted

What was the sentence of:

Wilhelm Janning (25.05.1901 in Kempen) Gestapo in Poznan
Josef Veigl (07.02.1910 in Kautendorf) Gestapo in Plock
August Tobler
12.08.1881 in Sady (Gostyn)
Gestapo in Warschau
sentenced to 15 years imprisonment 25.06.1946 in Lodz
died 03.03.1947 in prison in Plock

Kurt Schubert
21.07.1898 in Oliwa
Gestapo in Gdansk
sentenced to lifetime imprisonment 18.09.1946 in Gdansk
died 10.06.1950 in prison in Gdansk

Wilhelm Mayer
19.04.1903 in Henrykowka
Gestapo in Lubliniec
sentenced to lifetime imprisonment 26.08.1947 in Bytom
died 03.04.1955 in prison in Wronki

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Re: War Crime Trials Poland

Post by ansata1976 » 13 Nov 2019 23:04

I am interested in more information about

Rudolf Wenzl (28.11.1885 in Turzach) sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment 1946 in Wroclaw
I found an information that he was "Lagerführer" in Jelenia Gora (Hirschberg)

Hermann Rother guard prison Brzeg sentenced to death 1946 in Wroclaw

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