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Re: Norway

Post by stril » 18 Feb 2010 17:17

The link below is to a magazine published by the state archive in Bergen.(Bergensposten)
There is a article by Ron Hatch. Perhaps Ansata1976 use this as a source as its the same names and text posted by him.
Weimann is mentioned with other war criminals in Norway. Im pretty sure that some of the info in that article and the photos are from the state archive.

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Ernst Weimann - SD Chief Bergen

Post by Researcher » 18 Feb 2010 18:53

Hi stril,
Thanks for that, I saw the article earlier this afternoon via a google search. I have known Ron Hatch for many years and his info is usually good. However I was hoping one of the forum 'experts' could at least confirm some info on Ernst Weimann from DALs or Police research. According to the article he was an SS Obersturmbannfuhrer, born in 1906, SD Chief Bergen and Gestapo Klagenfurt usually enough info for these guys to dig up something.

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Re: Norway

Post by dylan » 18 Feb 2010 19:38

Hi Researcher

You have : Dr. Erwin Weinmann SS Standartenf.SD Praag born 6/7/1909.
: Dr. Ernst Weinmann SS Sturmbannf. born 15/4/1907 and executed in Belgrade 1947
and Dr Ernst Weimann without letter N : SS Obersturmbannf. born 5/8/1906 in Blettenberg Austria
SD in Bergen Norway see early post for his trial.


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Re: Weimann / Norway

Post by Researcher » 19 Feb 2010 16:52

All is in order - thanks dylan

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Re: Norway

Post by ansata1976 » 10 Aug 2010 21:21

I am interested in a list of sentenced Germans(with rank and position).

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Re: Norway

Post by ansata1976 » 11 Aug 2010 13:37

Karl Erwin Morio sentenced to life imprisonment, escaped from the labor camp Jaraldsagen on 12/11/1952

Josef Heinrich Seuffert (1909-????) sentenced to life imprisonment, escaped from the labor camp Jaraldsagen on 12/11/1952

SS Hauptsturmfuhrer Walter Hollack, Gestapo officer who acted as "prosecutor" during the tribunals in 1942, sentenced to a life term of hard labor, but was pardoned in 1953 and deported on 22 June that year

Hans Roth (1910-unknown) served by the security police in Trondheim. He came to Norway in May 1940 after service in the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS in Germany. Roth was a member of Hitler's NSDAP party in 1933, 21 years old. He served in the camp management at Strafgefangenenlager Falstad two periods in spring and autumn 1942. Hans Roth became notorious for his extremely brutal behavior against prisoners in the camp.. He was tried in Trondheim and was sentenced to 15 years at hard labor, but was pardoned and deported June 16, 1950.
Hans Roth.jpg

I am interested in more names
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Re: Norway

Post by ansata1976 » 11 Aug 2010 20:50

This could be a start.I hope other member can add more names.

SIEGFRIED WOLFGANG FEHMER sentenced to death, executed 16.03.1948

KARL-HANS HERMAN KLINGE sentenced to death, executed 28.03.1946

OTTO WILHELM ALBERT SUHR sentenced to death, executed 10.01.1948

AUGUST STUCKMANN sentenced to death, executed 28.03.1947

FRANZ DIRRANK sentenced to death, commuted to life imprisonment, released January 1954

Josef Heinrich Seuffert sentenced to death, commuted to life imprisonment, released
December 1952.

RICHARD WILHELM HERMANN BRUNS sentenced to death, executed 20.09.1947

RUDOLF THEODOR ALBERT SCHUBERT sentenced to death, executed 20.09.1947

EMIL CLEMENS sentenced to death, suicide in prison19.09.1947

OSCAR HANS sentenced to death, commuted to life imprisonment, released

GERHARD FRIEDRICH FLESCH sentenced to death, executed 28.02.1948

JULIUS HANS CHRISTIAN NIELSON sentenced to death, executed 10.07.1948

HERMANN DRAGASS sentenced to death, executed 10.07.1948

KONSTANTIN WAGNER sentenced to death, commuted to 20 year imprisonment, released in December 1951

RUDOLF KERNER sentenced to death, commuted to life imprisonment, released in October 1953

ERNST WEIMANN sentenced to death, commuted to life imprisonment, released in
October 1953

WILLI AUGUST KESTING sentenced to death, executed 08.08.1946

LUDWIG RUNZHEIMER sentenced to death, executed 04.07.1946

JOHANN ARNDT sentenced to death, commuted to life imprisonment, released in
October 1953

NILS PETER BERNHARD HJELMBERG sentenced to death, executed 08.08.1946

MAX EMIL GUSTAV ROOK sentenced to death, executed 04.06.1946

ALFRED JOSEF GÃRTNER sentenced to death, executed 08.08.1946

ERICH HOFFMANN sentenced to death, executed 15.05.1946

WERNER SEELING sentenced to death, executed 10.01.1946

HANS WILHELM BLOMBERG sentenced to death, executed 10.01.1946

PAUL GLOMB sentenced to death, commuted to 20 year imprisonment, released in 1950

HUGO WILHELM HEINRICHS sentenced to death, commuted to life imprisonment, released in October 1953

EMIL HUGO FRIEDRICH KOEBER sentenced to death, executed 22.03.1947

FRIEDRICH WILHELM MEYER sentenced to death, commuted to life, released in july 1952

HEINRICH WILHELM OSCAR WILLFÜHR sentenced to 10 years of forced labor

FRANZ SIMON GROMANN sentenced to 6 years of forced labor

KARL ERWIN MORIO sentenced to life imprisonment, escaped from the labor camp

WALTER HOLLACK sentenced to a life term of hard labor, released in 1953

HANS ROTH sentenced to 15 years at hard labor, released 16.06.1950

WILHELM ESSER sentenced to 8 years

HELMUT KLÖTZER sentenced to a life term of hard labor, released in May 1953

REINHARDT THOMAS sentenced to a life term of hard labor, released in May 1953

ERWIN LANG sentenced to a life term of hard labor

HANS KELLER sentenced to a life term of hard labor

GEORG LUDWIG WERNER OPPEL sentenced to 20 years imprisonment

FRIEDRICH ALBERT LAPPE sentenced to 18 years imprisonment

HANS PETERSEN ?????????????????????????

HANS LIPICKI (Known as “the butcher) ????????????????????????????

WILHELM ADOLF SCHULZ (Kerner’s deputy)???????????????????????

WILHELM HEINZE ???????????????????????

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Re: Norway

Post by Mikedc » 25 Sep 2010 17:08

SS-Hauptsturmführer Hermann Ahlborn.
Since 1933 member NSDAP
SS-number 421.625
Before WW-2 he worked for the police in Hannover
Between ?? 1941 and May 1945 he should have worked within SS-Strafgefangenenlager Falstad
Was convicted for warcrimes in Norway and was held in a Norwegian prison till 1956
Returned to Germany and became policecommissionar in Hannover

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Re: Norway

Post by Regiment Norge » 26 Oct 2010 16:49


Here is the sentence on Kesting and Hjelmberg, translated using google translate. It has been found at this website:

http://www.arkivverket.no/arkivverket/A ... oedsdommer

"....The Public Prosecution
Willie August Kesting,
Nils Bernhard Peter Berg Helmet
rendered such
Defendant No. 1 Willie Kesting was born August 28 January 1908. He has his residence in Dortmund, Germany, ft in custody, is married but childless, uformuende, income per 250 mark. months free station, moreover, he has a family supplement of 250 marks.
He is a German citizen and was originally trained as a cabinetmaker. He was in May 1932 a member of S.A. and went after Hitler seized power in the secret police. He came in late November 1941 to Bergen as the assistant to kommissar Neumann in the 4A division, and later served at the security police in Bergen, most recently as secretary of crime and Head of Department 4 E, the position he had when the Germans capitulated 8 May 1945.
He has previously prosecuted or punished.
Defendant No. 2 Nils Peter Bernhard Helmet Berg is born 3 janusr 1923. He is an office assistant, has his residence in Copenhagen, ft in custody, unmarried, without dependents, income approx. 450, - kr. pr. month.
He is a Danish citizen, and came to Norway 16 October 1942 as an office man by security police in Bergen. From January 1944, he transferred to Division 4 E as an interpreter for Kesting and auxiliary police officer, and he was in these positions when the Germans capitulated 8 May 1945.
He has not been prosecuted or punished.
After the attorney general has ordered the public prosecutor for treason cases in Bergen, Hordaland, Sogn og Fjordane on 20 February 1946 of the public interest Accused them to cast list for crimes against the criminal code. § § 229 and 233 cf. provisional decree of 22 January 1942 and 4 May 1945 § 3, cf. § 1, and Act No. 3 of 6 June 1945. In relation to Kesting indictment also applies to crimes against the criminal code. § § 231 and 232 cf. the aforementioned provisional arrangements and Law No. 3 of 6 June 1945.
At the court's decision of 4 March 1946 are cases against the above defendants were merged to a common treatment and determinations pursuant to the criminal code. § 134
Court finds evidence:
In competent defendant Kesting:
That in the period between April-May 1943 as a clerk in the German security police recently as the detective's secretary and head of department 4 E, Bergen, participated in the mistreatment of the below persons, each in different ways was in the patriotic work during the German occupation of Norway:
1. a. F.
He was the treasurer for the illegal employment of Bergen in western Norway and also had the radio transmitter and reception of radio messages from England to do. He was as part of the take-up of Milorg arrested in Bergen 17 May 1943 of some security officers under the leadership of the security policeman Hartung. He was immediately taken to a lawyer Rieber Mohn cell and confronted with this, which even then was beaten and then taken for interrogation. During the interrogation he was beaten unconscious four times and was sometimes brought to consciousness again, he was fired.
After an interruption of the interrogation was still on the same day, and he was repeatedly during the ensuing 2-3 days interrogated and mistreated. He was questioned as often as was possible after he had become so make good of past abuse that an interrogation could conceivably be of some benefit, and he was under interrogation, each of the above period abused.
He was not sure Kesting was present during the first interrogation, and the Court therefore finds that as not been the case. During all subsequent interrogations in the above period, he was however present. During the interrogation of abuse in which Kesting was present, he was beaten with fists, with cane and beef fireplace. He was beaten from head to soles of the feet and at least in some cases where the shoes were taken off him, under the soles of the feet. He was also Hartung burned with cigarettes and he was put on the leg a ring with a screw that was skruet into the leg. He was also constantly linked in the first three days. He could every time he was going to consult in this period going from cell to the room where the interrogations and abuse took place, but he had eventually interrogation to be carried back. During the interrogation, which was participated in Kesting Kesting on abuse. He hit the bull-fire and exchanged under an abuse of the one he used with a different and larger because the one he had used the nation relies. It was Hartung, Kesting and Arndt were the main men under the ill-treatment. Kesting, however, was the most aggressive. Besides the battles, the defendant was also subjected to threats and other psychological pressure. He was threatened that his wife should be sent to Germany that she should be flogged in his presence, unless he confessed, and Kesting said on one occasion, that he was shot at. 12, but if he was speaking world the hope for an extension. Kesting said that they did not take into account how it was them (the abused) 'we will only take account of our soldiers' safety ". The Germans wanted out of him were the names of the radio operator and where the transmitters were.
He was in lanes 3 to 25 May 1943 and he was later beaten during the interrogation that took place after the first 3 days, but not so high as in the aforementioned period. When he was 25 May 1943 arrived in DC jail where he would be that the wounds could heal before he was sent to Espeland, he had to be carried .. His pants and his socks in particular during the soles were in tatters after the battles. He was yellow, blue, and Purple over back with open wounds on each side of the seat, large pieces of meat on this limb had been torn out by the blows of a length of approx. 15 cm. and a width of approx. 7 cm. The pits were very deep. The wounds were betendte and bloody and would not begin to heal using the ointment was applied and which had for him and his buddies .... acquired a special sittebad that was used during the treatment of their wounds.
As a result of wounds he could not lie on my back in 3 months. He was still blue after the battles, and the wounds were not healed when he was on 18 August 1943 was sent to prison Circuit Espeland. When he later (in December 1943) there was a concentration camp in Germany, he was still evil in the back when he was lying on the mattresses that paper was used there.
After the ring with screw, he had quite a deep wound. The scars of these have now disappeared.
1. b. L..
1. c. J.
1. d. M.,
were in the same illegal group as him and was arrested under the same reaction as him. They have not been able to be questioned at trial because they all died in concentration camps in Germany. One has therefore no detailed explanation of how the mistreatment of them were made, except that Kesting has explained that Leroy in road 3 was awarded the 1910-1915 battle of bull fireplace seat of the party of Arndt. This abuse continued after Kesting explanation for perhaps as long as 10 min. Kesting said that he did not beat, but he has acknowledged that he has participated in this abuse by the orders of Hartung to keep Leroy Arndt while beating. If the information 1 witness Freyer, 2nd witness Nilsen, 3 witness Tommy Dreksler, 6 witness Odd Meling, 7 Martin Stavland witness has given, however, the court considers there is no doubt that Leroy is abused to a far greater extent than by Kesting medgitt that Rivenes and Rieber Mohn are seriously abused and that Kesting has participated in the abuse of all these 3
When Rivenæs came to DC jail, he had to be carried as Freyer. His condition was that omtyrent Freyer, except that the socks were not knocked to pieces. He had similar large wounds Freyer, but Freyer, however, was altogether bad tilredet. After the explanation 3 Dreksler witness who was imprisoned from July 1942 to 18 February 1944 and served as kalfaktor has given, he has not seen any so tilredet that Freyer and Rivenæs. He also stated that it is inconceivable to him how sore thereof could arise. Rivenæs' injury was treated in the same manner as in Freyer County jail and his condition when transferred to Espeland was as Freyer and his medical history was similar Freyer on the west coast.
Leroy and Rieber Mohn was after witnesses testimony also among the most severely abused who entered the prison circuit, but they were so hard but not abused and that Freyer Rivenæs. They had also been torn by blows away the flesh of seats the party, but only on the one hand and the wounds were not as large and deep as they Freyer and Rivenæs had received.
Leroy and Rieber Mohn was blue after the battles on the back and they could not lie on your back in 4-5 weeks.
While these 4 were in the DC jail Hartung was an inspection of Dr. and saw, among other things, also on those. He thereupon stated after the 3rd Dreksler witness testimony that they looked worse than he had expected and that they had to go to Germany and not come back alive and the reason for this statement was the witness's opinion that there had to be demonstrated how they had been abused.
Leroy was also abused by Kesting at Espeland 2 times a day basis. Leroy was then beaten with an implement. He had for these abuses an open wound 2 cm. long and 1 a 2 cm. wide across the seat section. It was not very deep. He was blue-black of the party seat and thighs for these abuses. After Lerøy statement to 7 witness had Stavland Kesting paid special power in the battles and rejoiced to beat.
Freyer has as a characteristic of the performers gestapister pronounced, and he has said this perception was the same as what one of his buddies Paul Karlsen told him about his impression that struck Arndt was the most while Kesting sadist.
2. R.
He was arrested at his home 5 May 1943 during a raid in Sunnhordland after England's agents, ammunition, etc. after the affair in which Kristian Sunde Tønseth that was sent out by the Norwegian authorities in England had shot two of the security police people.
There were security policemen Hartung, Kesting, Arndt and Rook who arrested him. He was brought to the security police in ice Urangsvåg and was given five minutes to consider in, if he wished to speak. He was also reported by Rook that they had the means to get him to explain himself. When he said nothing within the set deadline, he was chained hand and foot and Kesting grabbed him and held him over his mouth with his hands, half lying on his back on him. Kesting squeezed so hard that a tooth that was rotfyllt was pressed. While he was held thus he was beaten by other people by the security police from the hip and down his thighs and legs with a rubber baton. He assumes that this was going on for 10-15 minutes. Then he was put on a divan and was again beaten with baton. During the second reading abuse fainted him. Afterwards, he was placed in a bunk in a cubicle. After O. was arrested, he was chained together with this and were linked together with him night and day from Wednesday (May 5) to the following Saturday evening.
He had after battering difficulty walking for several days and had blood in the urine in the first few weeks later.
3. O.
He was arrested the same day as the R. Hartung at his home in Bremnes and transported to a factory shells in the vicinity. Here he was covered with hand-and fotjern. Kesting said, without any examination had taken place that would get Meling feel that Kesting's best friend was shot in Sunde. He was then placed over a tub and turned off Arndt with a stick and Kesting with a hazel stick. He assumes that he was abused in some. 2 hours. Eventually he understood the gestapistene asked during the ishandlingen knew much so he had to say something and was later abused. He was beaten over the lower back, buttocks and under the soles of the party by Arndt and Kesting, moreover, he was excited by others. Subsequently, he brought on board in skate Urangsvåg and linked together with R. as described under I., No. 2 above.
He had open wounds after the battering from the lower back to his knees. The battles had passed through the skin and torn muscles. Seat party was for his explanation "one blokake". He threw up blood during the abuse and had pain when he was eating and threw up the food mixed with blood. He also had pain when he would urinate and blood in urine 3 weeks after the abuse. He could not lie on your back for 14 days after the abuse. The wounds were not completely healed until just before he was in December 1943 sent to Germany.
4. M.
He was arrested on 8 May 1943 under the same raid that R. and M. example of Kesting. He was mistreated on the security police in ice Urangsvåg of Arndt and Kesting who beat him by Ms. indication for 2-3 hours with a rubber baton and a leather strap that was 60-70 cm. The long break to turn and both used both kinds of tools. Rook held. He was turned over the seat of the party. He was blue and there was some blood on the underwear for 3 weeks after the ill-treatment and had blood in urine for 3-4 days.
He was then beaten in road 3, Bergen, of Arndt and later he was on the west coast off Kesting with a whip or strap. He was also on the west coast threatened by Kesting that he was beaten to death if he spoke.
5. K.
He was part of an organization such as stood in connection with o.r.sakfører Rieber Mohn. It was the affair at Sunde Sunnhordland that gave rise to that his organization was rolled up.
He was arrested at his home on the 26th Voss May 1943 by, among others Kesting and Arndt in the 1-o'clock at night. After his wife and children were shown out, he was examined about the illegal work at Voss. Then he said he had to lie down on the divan and was beaten with a ca. 1 meter long and approx. 2 inch thick log that was cut on the way to his home. It was Arndt who began to beat. Including continued Kesting foot on his neck. He had the impression that Arndt tore away Kesting and disapproved of the Arndt Kesting interfered in Arndt treatment of him. So the shift Arndt and Kesting to beat, but Arndt struck, however, more than Kesting. Battles met primarily from the seat and down to the heels but also on the arms and the back and front, except for approx. 10 cm. around the groin. The treatment of him went from approx. at. A night for 4-5 hours in the morning. In the first 1 ½ a 2 hours was significant, he suggested. Later, he was not beaten, but examined.
He was then taken to a barracks at Voss. He managed to go there a stretch of approx. 2 km. If it fell over his troublesome. To the barracks were also earned a number of other arrests. They were examined, including G. from ca. at. 8 am to 7 ½ o'clock in the evening with approx. 2 hour dinner break. One of those arrested, RR, was beaten with a poker without the dog may be considered proven by Kesting used this tool, but this beat with their fists, G., excited him and walked him on his toes and back board.
He had blood in the urine and feces for 14 days afterwards, and was blue from the seat of the party and down the front. At first he could not rest in any other way than to roll up mattress and put it under his stomach so that the body would not resting on anything. It lasted 7 months before he could lie on his back.
He has now no longer anything but for these abuses, but he is on sick leave for ill-treatment in Germany.
Regarding G's testimony will judge Mørdre and judicial man Rekve noting:
Because the interrogation of G. led to the RR and OB was arrested and also because of the impression G's testimony in court have given, you have probably expect that in the explanation the details may be some exaggerations without that one can point to what part of the explanation in question.
7. H.
He was arrested on 6 October 1943 by, among others Kesting at his home in Bremnes, suspected of having received agents from England, and directed them further. H. was brought to new homes Nesset, where security police boat was lying. It was Kesting who was the leader of this raid.
On board the skate Kesting said that H was the main man and demanded that he should speak. When he asked what he was talking about, he got a lusing because he asked, and when he repeated his request, he received a lusing and then a man came and put handcuffs on him, so that his hands were chained on the back. Then a rope was attached from the boom in the link and he was hoisted up the mantle, so that his feet barely touched the deck in the cabin. It was very painful to hang like that, why he tried to put the foot of the stairs from the cabin to the deck, but got a kick, allegedly by the security police officer Rundtzheimer. So hang H. quiet without making any attempt to get support with your feet. After each washing tendons and muscles so he came with his feet on the floor, so that body weight partially supported by the feet. When this was noted was attached a rope in bene drawn away so that they no longer gave some support. So the police took the security people apparently it was too cumbersome to hold the rope and wire to the boom was stretched, so he hung freely. Then the engine was started and the boat went from the pier. There was some swell apparently from another vessel that was passing, and he swung back and forth, as a result of skøy's movements. Kesting was under suspension and later on a bench and gave orders. Since the skøy's ever been, or was he read while he waited for the effects of the suspension. When the engine started and thus emerged shaking, increased pain and security policeman shook Palm also sometimes the wire to increase the pain. To endure these searched H. concentrating his thoughts on other things. He burned a lot and then a drop of sweat under the waves fell on Kesting or what he read in, got a sharp H. lusing so he hit the wall in the cap. This was very bad. He was also told that if it was repeated, he would get a worse treatment. H. was under suspension feeling that his hands were shackled in front of her stomach, though he knew they were on the back, so he had to look for to ascertain that they were not in front.
While he was hanging back, he heard police say Gärtner "Is Jetzt hängt 4 ½". H. perceived it that Gärtner said that he had hung in 4 ½ hours, but it could also be that Gärtner was referring to the time.
When he realized he could not manage any longer suspension, simulated that he had cramp. Gärtner then put a comb between the teeth at him and then he bit the broken comb, a wooden stick. Gärtner suggested that H. should be taken down but Kesting said no. So simulated H. that he had fainted, and so they agreed to take him down. He lay there and rested a bit on the floor after he was let down, but then came Kesting and kicked him in the side. He was again excited and Kesting asked if he would confess. H. replied that he would if he got some rest first. The skate was then returned to new homes Nesset, that was moored beside a German naval vessel and Kesting said after the House was taken down, that his wife was on board the marine skate. During the examination Kesting then undertook, he came with such threats that his wife would be "treated" if H is not confessed. He was such asked "Bad Road". When H. could only give bad information part, he had a stroke of Kesting he saw across the floor. He was then placed on a bench and was beaten by a Kesting blykabel who had been brought on board by a man in naval uniform. After that Kesting had suggested a while, he was succeeded by others. H. screamed though he did everything he could to restrain himself, that his wife would not hear anything. While he was beaten Rundzheimer came with a bag of salt. The clothes were torn down posteriorly H., and while Kesting gave him, was beaten salt on his bruised back side. Also, the shoes were taken from him and he was now again turned over the back, buttocks, down the legs and under the soles of the feet. In particular battles of the soles of the feet was very embarrassing. He got under the blows a little twisted around and was then kicked in the head and back so that he became unconscious.
After he had been brought to his feet again stepped Kesting on both his feet and asked if he would pull out his nails for him. Kesting then took off his sock on his right foot, and turned loose a fingernail on the middle toe with a pliers. After the treatment he had undergone, he felt not including any significant pain, and when Kesting said that he would pull out all the nails, "said H., be so good. Subsequently, H. shackled with handcuffs and thrown into an enclosure on board. After the treatment H. had received, he was very thirsty. He asked for water and got a cup. He wanted more, but was denied, by what it must be assumed in order to force him to confess. He was, however, in secret by another security policeman half a bottle containing water, and now and then a cup of water Gärtner.
Following Gartner's explanation did no suspension of H. ca. 1 ½ a 2 hours. Although originally projected H. duration of 4 ½ hours, but after the information he received from people on site who watched skate when it went from Rubb Ness City and came back there and who knew that H. was on board, he should have been suspended 7 a 8 hours.
He was a total of 5 days on board the skate and could in the time do not eat. When he was the first time after their arrival in Bergen was eating, he had to have food on a stool and crouch down because he could not use his arms. It took, respectively, 3 and 6 months before he could lift the right and left hands so high that he could stick his hands in his jacket pocket. He was numb in his hands and arms for at least 1 month after the abuse. Touch Sensory and pain perception is still impaired from the fingertips to the wrists.
On the wrists by hanging, he had no wounds that remained at least 6 weeks. He still has the marks of the wounds. The seat was swollen and it was several days before as a result thereof could have squeezed out the stool. He had blood in urine for approx. 3 weeks after the abuse. How he looked back he could not observe, on the front, he was blue from the nipples down. All the nails fell little by little off. In July 1945 was still shift of the nails on both big toe again, but these nails were also in order about the end of August 1945, he has yet sviverk in the left shoulder, hip and leg and he is tired when he passed around the town, an hour . These problems have remained constant.
He received a lighter concussion of a kick. The memory is still impaired, quick thinking in public is less and ability to concentrate is impaired. He could absolutely not do any work before in August-September 1945, but now considers himself less skilled labor.
He said that when he hung Kesting seemed to have a devilish delight of the situation and that his face shone with a devilish delight as he took blykabelen and began to beat H. with it. He struck with great force,
9. O.
He was arrested on Dyrkolbotn the Osterfjord 12 November 1944 because the Germans were told that he would hide the people who were in hiding. At the same time with him were four of him remaining refugees arrested. The arrest took Kesting and Helmet Berg. He was already beaten in his house when he suffered a stroke and Kesting came to him on his toes. Then he was taken to an empty house undav something on the order of the leader of rassiaen, Weimann. Here he received while he was lying over a bed of a stroke. So he was handcuffed, was bowed together and locked in position by sammenbøyet hjelop of a stick that was inserted under the upper arms and knees. In this position he was beaten with a stick which Os opinion could be a table leg. Kesting defeated the most, but also Helmets Berg struck and after inflow of contents of Kesting. Helmet Berg struck not so hard that Kesting. While Kesting defeated Helmet Berg held a pillow over the head Os. Helmet Berg lifted the pillow up now and then and hit O. in the face with open hand. O. was their assumptions turned the majority of ¾ of 1 hour and the lower back and seat the party. There was power in the battles. He was threatened with being shot if he did not give details but promised to be free, if he talked. Kesting wanted information on refugee organizations and camps in the mountains.
He was then taken to Bergen and was again a week after battering the Dyrkolbotn interrogated and abused in road 3, but other than Kesting and Helmet Berg. Abuse of Dyrkolbotn was, however, the flinty. He was after this blue from back of the knees and very swollen and he had not been able to lie on his back when he was brought to the other ill-treatment. He got toward the end of the other ill-treatment open sores and hard lumps under the skin that developed into boils. He could not lie on his back for 3 weeks after the other ill-treatment and was not recovered until 3 months later and still bears marks of abuse. He feels tired, has no desire to work and get back pain when he should be in work for a long time.
11. K.
He was arrested 23 November 1944 at 9 o'clock in the morning. It was actually his brother H. who was suspected of being in possession of weapons store, but when he had fled, was taken K. hoping that you could get track of weapons stockpiles, or where his brother was. Immediately after he was arrested he had to ride a bike with helmet Berg and a few others Sperrevik where some surveys were conducted. He came back from there to the Outer Drangevåg where he was put into a factory with a number of other arrests. From this place he was picked up by Kesting and Helmet Berg. Goecks was apparently too, he was taken to his home at K. wherever he came around. at. 12.30 or something before. After what witnesses have said he was pale, but had difficulty walking and they reckoned that his pallor was because he was nervous for the Germans. Inside his house and went Kesting Helmet Berg attacked him with sticks which they had taken from a vedlager outside. He was shackled at the back and had to sit on their haunches, and he was immediately struck by Kesting so that he fell about litter on the floor and in the supine position, he was heavily beaten by both Kesting and Helmet Berg. Goecks who were present, including in his police statement that is documented stated that the logs snorting in the air and that he was pretty sick of looking at and that he as a result of which went out. When he came back after a few minutes sequence also had him on the orders of Kesting beat. He settled, however, after his explanation, no more than a few strokes and he added no more force than necessary in the battles that he would not get the prosecution that he had disobeyed orders. After Goecks explanation struck blows preferably on the seat of the party, but also in the spinal region and elsewhere on the body. About Ks state after it is informed that he was gulblek, breathing heavy and difficult client go. He had to follow the three German security officers down to the wharf and was very difficult to move as they would then go up the road. When he came up to the road, he was lying and made breathing movements with him and he was then transported to the factory, which he in the 16-time was driven by a motor bus with a couple of other prisoners, and the German security police and military to Bergen. After approx. 20 minutes drive got the bus accident and shortly after that a new bus had come to approx. 1 hour or 2 later and K. had come into this car, he died. He must be the Court's opinion is considered to be dead as a result of the internal lesions he received at the abuse he was subjected to in their home by the 3 aforementioned security policemen.
12. L.
She had been involved in illegal work consists in receiving letters that she would deliver to hold the said O. She was arrested 25 November 1944 for 5 - 5 1 / 2 hours in the morning and were brought to the aquaduct 3, where she was questioned by Kesting Helmet with Berg as an interpreter. Kesting started with asking her if she spoke German, and when she answered no hereto, he plugs her as she fell off the chair she had sat on. Kesting then lifted her up off the floor by the hair and put her on the chair again. When she began to cry as she was lifted up by the hair, took Kesting her mouth to get her to keep silent, and when she had the opportunity to speak, she said, she had pulmonary tuberculosis. This occasioned the Kesting went to the toilet and washed their hands. When he came back, he demanded that she should confess, and when she still refused, he beat her with a rather long whip. She can not exactly say how many strokes she had. it was possibly more than ten kinds, but not as many as 20 She was particularly struck over the left shoulder and thigh and leg, but was also stricken little on the right side. She was also a stray blow your nose. One of the blows struck her wrist, so it stopped and have been completely useless. It was stopped at. 9.30.
She was a sharp blue of the battles and it took several weeks before the color fortok themselves.
14. O.
He was arrested on the morning of 25 November 1944, suspected of having carried out the liquidation of the state police Njøten and Pedersen. He was immediately taken into interrogation in road 3, Kesting of subordinates, Holzchneider. Approx. fifteen minutes after the interrogation had begun came Kesting and Helmet Berg in and a total of 6 to 8 people now settled loose on him furiously. Kesting defeated by a bull fireplace, Helmet Rock with rubber stick. Kesting and Holzchneider beat most in the first 3 quarters after Kesting came to, Helmet Berg struck less, although he had taken the shirt off to be ledigere during battles. The clothes were torn off O., and he fainted several times while he was beaten and was called to consciousness again with water that was splashed on him. Afterwards, the floor flooded with water. He was beaten so violently that 26 Notø witness, who for half an hour watched the abuse from the bathroom, where he was, appealed over the sight. After O. was turned in this way, he was suspended in handcuffs with which he was bakbundet in the open door, using a cord was bound in handcuffs and that was added above the door and attached to dørtrykkeren on the other side. While he was hanging so the door was moved back and forth by Kesting, and including O. was crushed between the door and the wall. O. hung not very long before he was taken down. He was placed on the floor and sat leaning against the wall while another prisoner, 26 witness, Notø, was questioned. Olsen appealed against, but ankingen took little by little off, and Noro thought that now the door was shut OO laid out in the bathroom. Anything after he died of internal lesions he had received from the battles.
15. M.
He was arrested on 16 February 1945 in Davik security policeman Esswein, which aimed to have dealings with the weapons store. He was brought to Nordfjordeid and questioned the night of 17 February 1945, and was added here on a stool and beaten with a rubber stick above the shoulders, back and feet. He was again the same night treated the same way. Then he was brought to Høyanger, where he of the security policeman Klotz was suspended in bakbundne links for approx. 10 minutes. Then he was sent to Bergen, to which he came around the 20th February 1945. Here he was taken into interrogation by Kesting, Helmet Berg and Gärtner was also present. M. was ordered by Kesting to talk about his connection with the agents of England and armaments, when he refused to talk, defeated Kesting him over the head with a rubber stick. Then he was shackled in handcuffs with his hands on his back, after which the helmet Gärtner Berg and lifted him up and KJesting attached a cord leading from the handcuffs of the door to dørtrykkeren on the other side. He hung around at least. ½ hour, after what he believed and he was examined while he was hanging. Kesting was under examination said so much that M. did know what he might say. He said therefore that he would give an explanation and was taken down. During the examination, however, he took the "wrong" in his explanation, so that Kesting realized that he lied and he was now no chance to correct the statement before he was again suspended. He believes he was hanging at least the second time around. 1 ½ hours. During both the laundry hanging rings body gradually and the string was therefore many times the card. He could under suspension fittings barely touch the floor with your toes. During one of the suspension fittings, he was punched in the face of Gärtner with something that resembled a dog whip and Kesting threatened to shoot him unless he confessed.
He had wounds on the wrists of the link. It took approx. 8-14 days before the wounds heal. He felt a twinge rings in the fingers on both hands up in September 1945. He could not get his arms up after the handcuffs were taken off and it took hours before he greiet effort to get them up to her mouth. He has now no longer any disadvantages of the abuse.
M. have spite against that it seemed to him as if Kesting was "well deny the eye" that he suffered.
16. N.
He had to obtain false passports to people that way escape and to guide the people to export instead. He was arrested on 16 February 1945, at. 16 in the afternoon at his home and brought to the aquaduct 3, where he was taken into interrogation by Kesting, Helmet Rock, Rundzheimer and a fourth security policeman. Kesting and Helmet Berg was present the entire time, while the other was only partially present. The Germans wanted him to give up their contacts. After he was first linked with his hands on the back of a chair, he was invited to speak, and when he did not, Kesting gave him a blow with a stick over his left hand so that his hand swelled up. Subsequently, all four attacked him and gave him a kick each. He was hit on the thighs and up the page. When he still did not speak to the helmet Kesting said Berg that they might as well hang him up immediately. He got so attached a rope to the handcuffs, was lifted up by Helmet Berg and Rundzheimer, after which the rope was placed over the open door, was attached to the door handles of Kesting, on the other side. He hung so that the toe barely touched the floor. He was beaten while he was hanging by both Kesting, Rundzheimer Helmet and Berg, but most of Kesting. There was used a cane as they shift to merge with. He was switched from the upper arm and down and down to your feet. He twisted around, so they could get to beat on his back and arms. Once Helmet Berg was alone with Nordstrand, beating Helmet Berg him without any inflow of contents. N. has however not been able to say how many strokes Helmet Berg gave.
One of two hours after the abuse began, he began to vomit blood. Although Kesting was aware of this, he continued to beat. Under the abuse they put 4 to playing cards or pretended that they were playing cards. It seemed to be the bridge they should play, but they played in ethvertfall very bad, so N. perceived it all almost as "nerve war." Blind man hit him while the others played. They also put on the radio with dance music. Having engaged in this way for some time, they said they would go, and that he would probably die during the night. He asked in vain to be taken down. They took the wraps, put out the light and went, but returned a few minutes after, took him down and brought him back to the cell. His car then clock 21.55 or 22.50. The uncertainty in the tax return because he could not separate the hour and minute hands apart. He was when he came down the cell completely numb all over.
The next day he was again suspended and turned in the same way as the previous day. Just Kesting and Helmet Berg was present when he was suspended. Kesting lifted him up and Helmet Berg attached rope. Kesting defeated while he hung Rundzheimer that came while he was hanging, beating well. Total he received many kinds. He assumes that he could have hung perhaps as much as 4 hours under this abuse. He thought that the abuse was the worst first day, another day because he had almost no feeling in the body. He received no water for 2 days, though he asked Kesting in part. He suffered much from thirst as a result of abuse.
The handcuffs that he had had on the night between the first and other ill-treatment, was taken by him after other abuse. He could not lift her arm and only with difficulty getting them back on the front of the body. He had no mobility in his hands before a half years after he had come from Espeland, from which he dropped out of the capitulation. He still has reduced mobility in his arms, mostly in the left arm. Presumably some of the nerves a bit. Pain sense is gone and must be considered permanently damaged.
The wounds in the wrists were overgrown for 14 days. He had tears in his head after 2 strokes of Rundzheimer. The wound was healed within 14 days time.
17. a. J.
13. b. Z.
Those who belonged to the home front had gone to the mountains and stayed at or near the farm Ystaas in Granby. They were arrested by the Germans shortly before Easter 1945, and were brought to Bergen, where they were interrogated in road 3 Interrogation was led by Kesting, who gave J. ca. 20 strokes with an ox fireplace. Then he became of Hjelm Berg Kesting and suspended in the link on the bakbundne hands. He was probably hung around. a quarter of an hour. Some days were senetre Å of the same suspended in the same way.
As a result of the abuse was Holmefjord blue on the body after the battles for several weeks and could be difficult because of the pain. There is no evidence that abuse had any special impact on Z.
II. The person accused No. 2 Helmet Berg.
that he has participated in the mistreatment of
1. In the under paragraphs 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 and 13a and b-mentioned persons in the manner provided under these items are further processed.
2. S.
This was arrested in November 1944 at his home in Eikangervåg and brought on board, first in one of the State Police Skating and from there board the security police in ice Hjelmås. Here he was chained with his hands on his back and hoisted up the link so that your feet barely touched the deck and hanging in this position, he was beaten over the back, buttocks and legs party with a reinforced blykabel. Among those hit was accused Helmet Berg.
While he was hanging on this gaped fabric body so that he came down on the floor with your feet. There was therefore attached a rubber hose around his legs for him and with the help of this leg was pulled clear of the deck. He believed that he was suspended for a few hours.
Before joining the security police boat, he had been mistreated by the security policeman long board skate State Police. The abuse of the security police boat was really bad. He received a series of battles on both boats.
After treatment, he was paralyzed in his arms for several weeks. In the left arm work it so that he was not employable before in February-March 1945. Later in 1945, did it still evil when he was carrying something in his left hand.
The left arm, he could not lift for abuse is so high that he could get it in his trouser pocket when he was at the end of November came to Espeland. The right, he could at the time to raise the shoulder.
He received the wound in the right hand of link iron. The wound was not healed until 3-4 weeks after the abuse. He was blue after the battles on the thighs and seat the party and had a broad colored stripe on the front bottom of the stomach.
3. V.
He was arrested on Stavenes in Askvoll 16 March 1945 by security police officer and taken to Essweim Høyanger. He would not confess and was abused by him in bakbundne link was suspended for the link and beaten with rubber truncheons. It was Klotz who made this past mistreatment. He came on board a vessel in Naustdal and was this abused by Gärtner and Helmet Berg, who beat him with rubber truncheons. While these held Thurs the 2nd beat him. Kesting, who was also present were among those held. He was hit over the feet, thighs and up his back. He was turned in approx. an hour and Helmet Berg and Gärtner was just as eager to beat.
He was blue where he was hit, but did not open wounds. Blåfarven stayed for approx. 14 days and during this time he was also stiff. He feels now and then was still bad in the back after the abuse.

The court finds that the evidence under the No. 1 ad, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12 and 13a referred to actions by their nature are bodily injury (strl. § 229). Of these, those under the No. 1 ad, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 12 concerned resulted illness or incapacitation for more than 2 weeks. Those under the No. 1 ad, 6, 11, 12 and 13a referred to are executed in a particular Painful way (strl. § 232) and those under Paragraph 1 ab, 3, 6 and 12 concerned has resulted in long-term illness (criminal code . § 231).
Those under Paragraph 1, 8 and 13b concerned actions seem in no doubt as to almost be regarded as common assault. It referred to under 13b are executed in a particularly painful violent manner.
There have been doubts whether many of the actions performed on particular Painful way or has caused long-term illness, but the information has been so passports insecure, not having intended to should note that this is the case.
The court considers the evidence, that Kesting was aware of the nature and action of that abuse in particular the aforementioned case was both very Painful and would lead to prolonged illness. Those under the No. 1 ad, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13a referred conditions are affected by the criminal code therefore. § 229, the under Paragraph 1, 9 and 13b of the criminal code. § 228, those under the No. 1 ad, 6, 11, 12 and 13 a and b to the right of the criminal code. § 232 and those under Paragraph 1 ab, 3, 6 and 12 of the criminal code. § 231
With respect to it under Paragraph 8 above abuse by K., who died of abuse, it can for the existing evidence is not considered brought exactly clear, how the abuse in their particulars have been reviewed. Thus, it is not clear if one or more individual species have been lethal or if there is abuse in its entirety, which has resulted in death.
The medical cause of death is not brought on the shoulders. Once symptoms in late following abuse believe the experts, that there may exist more opportunities developed at the mistreatment.
In a release made by autopsy of Ks equal, it is not succeeded to bring the cause of death is clear.
Under these circumstances, the Court finds it is not well done, it has been within Kesting awareness that the way the ill-treatment was performed on the customer result in death of K, why he must be acquitted of intentional murder and the situation is regarded as correct as ought to be judged according to criminal code. § 231, as the court assumes that Kesting in deed moment was aware that highly probable that the K. of abuse could be permanently incapacitated.
The magistrate and judicial men Andreassen and Rekve find for it is concerned that Kesting, so violently and so persistent that the occasion was beaten by the rough and quite trestokkker was aware that there was an obvious possibility, that the consequence of the battles could be so huge, especially interior damage, that K. could come to die, and that Kesting dessuaktet continued abuse in the hope that he thus - in accordance with the indictment submisjon - that this relationship is affected by the criminal code. § 233
With respect to the time of I, 10 O. said abuse of the court, that Kesting was aware that there was an obvious possibility, that O. by the exceptionally ill-treatment could die and that he participated dessuaktet further ill-treatment of O . Kesting relation to the extent that is a crime victim of the criminal code. § 233
The No. 1 under II above abuse is the same as those described in I. No. 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 and 13 a and b, and which referred the case of submisjonen of these compared to what part, which is pronounced for Kesting person.
It is No. 2 II referred conditions are considered an aggravated assault. It is No. 3 II referred presumed correct as to have to be regarded as an assault (strl. § 228), but added in a particularly rtevoldende sme way.
Helmet Berg believed to have been aware of the nature and action of that abuse in the particular case mentioned above in point 11, 12, and 13a and b, cf. II No. 1 and No. 3 II was performed on a particular Painful way (strl. § 232) and there by it under Paragraph 12, cf. II No. 1 referred to abuse were caused long-term illness (strl. § 231). With respect to the mistreatment of K. and O. applies Helmet Berg in front of the subjective respect what is alleged to Kesting person.
The above abuse is is committed by the German authorities for the purpose of enforcing the explanations of the abused both their own acts of a patriotic nature, directed against German interests, and their employees' actions and the resistance organizations to which they belonged, thereby fastest and safest to stifle German interests for their harmful activities. If there than followed by the occupation, that the German authorities had international legal right to undertake certain measures across from the Norwegian population, it was iethvertfall unjustified under international law to make ill-treatment in forcing the abused to provide information of the case species concerned, as they abused all had an obligation under Norwegian law and was justified under international law to remain silent, whatever they were examined again and they committed treason if they voluntarily gave the information. The defendants acted therefore illegal under international law when they used abuse, who were both fysisik and psychological nature, which means to enforce the information. None of the defendants were in no doubt that their oppptreden was illegal under international law, and that they caused the battered considerable suffering. Their ill-treatment are therefore matters that are punishable under the common rules of international law.
That the abuse in time falling prior to the Law No. 3 of 6 June 1945 cf. provisional decree of 4 May 1945 is after H.R.dom of 19 February 1946 in the case against Kvinge not preclude the application of these provisions.
The abuse is believed by Kesting to be carried out partly by order, partly by him in overriding prior consent. Helmet Berg has participated as an interpreter and assistant Kesting for his orders. That there exists a parent order can not relieve the prosecution of criminal guilt.
Indictment Kesting is the preceding sentence guilty according to law No. 3 of 6 June 1945 cf. provisional decree of 4 May 1945 § 3, cf. § 1, cf. criminal code. § § 233, 231, criminal code. § 229, cf. § 62, criminal code. § 229, cf. § § 231 and 232 cf. criminal code. § 62, criminal code. § 228 and criminal code. § 228, cf. § 232, all cf. § 62 and Helmet Berg by Law No. 3 of 6 June 1945 cf. Provisional arrangement of 4 May 1945 § 3, cf. § 1, cf. criminal code. § § 233, 231, criminal code. § 229, cf. § 62 of the criminal code. § 229, cf. § § 231 and 232 cf. § 62, criminal code. § § 229 and 228 cf. § 232, all cf. § 62
The subsumsjonsendringer made in relation to the indictment stated above. The parties have during the trial were given the opportunity to be heard in part.
The indictment against Kesting included, besides the aforementioned ill-treatment also under items 7 and 8, 9 and 10 of the mistreatment of ES, KMV, HE and RT. About the mistreatment of these people were there not led any further evidence at trial as the prosecutor with attorney general's consent waived indictment in the case. Kesting is therefore to be acquitted in respect of these items in the indictment.
With regard to sentencing are considered for Kesting concerned the number and nature of abuse. In the latter regard, the Court emphasized that in one case in the most bestial way has helped to turn a man to death (O.). In another case, he has helped to drive the abuse as far as the battered got so big heartfelt injuries that he died (K.). The abuse of most others have been very serious, especially in the mistreatment of F., R. and H. outrageous cruel, m, also the treatment L., M. and N. gained, must be described as horrific and has caused them considerable and somewhat protracted illness.
After some of the witnesses testimony (F., H. and D.) has shown Kesting sadistic pleasure by making or be present at the abuse. He has also demonstrated great service eagerness Court's opinion in the desire to show themselves capable to advance and he has been including in the most brutal psychological and physical force to break the morale of the victims during the setting aside of any human feeling. He has to achieve its goal used assumes all expedient means, in part, he has such as H. begun to abuse before he made any examination to make the victims the more tender when they would later explain, in part, he threatened to shoot them or mistreating them in the presence of relatives or family members would be ill-treated or sent to Germany.
Intensified interrogation, d.v.s. abuse shall know what it is lit during the case only be made after the parent's orders or excluded together with their consent. Most of the abuse Kesting has made seem happened after he had made report with proposals for tougher interrogation. In some cases such as mistreatment of H. He had been with him carte blanche, so that it completely depended on his own evaluation of intensified interrogation, was used, and it seems in any case to have been entrusted the competent police officer to decide what the form of tougher interrogation should be used and the extent of the tougher interrogation. It is thus in no small measure been dependent on the individual officer's own perception of the desirable or useful in the application of stricter interrogation that has become conclusive and Kesting has used the opportunity to engage in intensified interrogation in a very large extent. It is acknowledged by him that he has been sharpened interrogation in a number of cases other than those charges include and it is significant when one should judge his activities that Reinholdt Thomas who has been linked to the security police in Bergen as long as Kesting and that from the beginning 1944 to autumn of the same year led the department 4 E. Not by the decision made so far investigations have been transferred some abuse, while Kesting, who succeeded him as head of this department during the period from 6 October 1944 and to end the occupation have participated in the mistreatment of 9 people including 2 fatal.
In assessing his relationship there must not only be given to the suffering in the form of tortures were inflicted individual victims, but also that a number of people as a result of his activities had to languish in German internment camps and that several of those he has dealt with the death of such, clay.
Moreover, taking into account the damage this illegal action, he caused the Norwegian people during the endeavor to maintain the national ideas.
He has had a prominent share in the ill-treatment which he has participated in. In a number of them, he has been the parent of those present, according to the mistreatment of H., K. and O.
Although the mitigating direction considering that he as a German citizen has meant to assert German interests and that he as such and as a soldier has considered itself obliged to obey orders, it is assumed according to the front indicated on his relationship and actions the nature that the law punishment should apply to his person.
Helmet Berg was not filled only 20 when he came to the country. After the information he was a good student at school who had no concern about his character or conduct. Nor otherwise stated something unfavorable about him before he came here. Because of the bad economic conditions, he took position at the security police here after he by his uncle the aforementioned Thomas was made aware of the better economic conditions as he could get. His father had also forinnen disclaimed that he would not participate in the arrests and barely understood Thomas had stated that it would not happen.
In Bergen, he seems to be relatively soon come under the influence of Kesting and correspondingly to have undradd to Thomas's influence. When he was in January 1944 was ordered to be an interpreter for Kesting and help police find him personally not a made any objection at any rate not any of significance, and Thomas's attempt to get him back to his original position was rejected by management that there at least not currently could be no change in the scheme. Later, apparently Helmet Berg requests to drop out of the service, but received in reply that he could only escape from London that he took the service by security police in Copenhagen, and this change he would not make. Something more he seems to have been made, so he seems not to have claimed that he was the conscience or moral reasons could not participate in the abuse and that despite the fact that he set abhor having to participate in the abuse. He has not tried to escape from the service. He was so widely understood in the autumn of 1944 in Denmark, but returned when he was ordered in part, from, back. He has not refused to participate in the abuse despite the fact that he himself believed that the consequence of such a refusal would not be anything but at worst a detention.
If one of Helmet's own explanation would assume that he at first felt some discomfort when to attend and participate in the abuse he seems very soon to have overcome this feeling. Descriptive of how he blunted despite his youth has been morally it is that he is 23 November 1944 participated in the mistreatment of K., he 24 November n.e. learned that K. was dead, and that the day then was involved in torture O. murder.
Moreover, taking into account that the defendant not Kesting came to Norway as a German citizen and soldier, but has voluntarily taken service here and that he, as apparent from the front claimed, nothing really has been taken to avoid having to participate in the abuse, then He was anbragt as an interpreter of Kesting. That he iethvertfall at the time had full knowledge of the German methods, and that Kesting had an aggressive and eager molester is not questionable.
Please refer to what is stated during the consideration of Kesting conditions in respect of the assessment of abuse and their impact on victims and the country's interests.
In extenuating direction emphasized that he has had a very subordinate position and that he is believed to have only participated in abuse by direct order.
Moreover, it is assumed that he must be regarded as an indolent and passive nature that have been in the Kesting influence and that he has been anxious for this, which he characterized as a strict and apparently dangerous employer.
Secondly, it is emphasized that his participation in the various ill-treatment should be said to have been occasioned by his dependent position to the other guilty and has been relatively calls to their main men.
All things considered, whether the defendant's youth, you will not find that the Act's most stringent punishment should be applied, but that this should be appropriate to life in prison.
The magistrate court and the men Andreassen, Knag and Rekve find not being able to place special emphasis on the defendant acted under orders. As mentioned above, he considered the detention as the worst result of his refusal, and he could also by seeking support from his uncle Thomas, to some extent have offset the influence Kesting had on him in each case. His participation in the ill-treatment is therefore not so much to be due to the orders that he's slipped into the system which is strengthened by the fact that he is in the relatively long period of time he was in the Division 4 E did nothing effective to get away or force that he dropped p participate in the abuse, possibly with a detention to follow. Other hand, the Justice said that he easily allowed himself to seize the system and use to abuse. But this, his youth and his subordinate position, assumed by those voted opinion not to should be given such importance that it may fail to apply the Act's stringent punishment, when one takes into consideration the number of the sometimes terrible abuses him, as it seems Kesting satisfaction to have been involved in, and the relatively long period of time, which he has participated in the abuse. It has since also taken into consideration that there should not be so great demands on him as to a Norwegian, the assessment of the relationship. The Justice votes so that the death penalty is used too close to him.
Dissent stated above.
Costs omitted imposed pursuant Strl. § 452, last paragraph.
Trial Execution:
Defendant No. 1 Willie August Kesting sentenced to death for crimes against Law No. 2 of 6 June 1945 cf. provisional decree of 4 May 1945 § 3, cf. § 1, cf. criminal code. § § 233, 231, § 229, cf. § 62, § 229, cf. § § 231 and 232 cf. 62 § § 228 and § 228, cf. § 232, all cf. § 62
Defendant No. 2 Nils Bernhard Peter Berg Hjelm sentenced to life imprisonment for crimes not Law No. 3 of 6 June 1945 cf. provisional decree of 4 May 1945 § 3, cf. § 1, cf. criminal code. § § 233 231, 229, cf. § 62, § 229, cf. § § 231 and 232 cf. § 62, criminal code. § § 228 and 228 cf. § 232, all cf. § 62 and § 58
A. E. Soelseth
Aage Mørdre. Norvald Hagen.
Johan Rekve. Alf Knag. Lars Stuland. Alf Andreassen.
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The Supreme Court upheld the death sentence against Kesting. Clemency application was denied, and he was shot in Bergen Sverresborg 8 August 1946.
The Supreme Court strengthened the conviction of Helmet Berg, and rendered the death sentence. Clemency application was denied and he was shot in Bergen Sverresborg 8 August 1946....".

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Post by Daggien85 » 07 Feb 2011 16:05

Hi. I'm from Norway and I'm looking for my father's father. He was a soilder during the war in Bergen, His name was Willi Tiege, and he was maybe born in Bonn in Germany...

Does somebody have any information or know where I can get it?

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Re: Norway

Post by David Thompson » 07 Feb 2011 16:31

Daggien85 -- Is this him?

Tiege, Willi Friedrick Reinhold -- {put on trial by a British military tribunal at Oslo 29 Nov-4 Dec 1945 on charges of having murdered 6 Norwegian POWs and 1 British POW, crewman of RN MTB-345, at Ulven, Norway c. 29 Jul 1943 (Nazi Conspiracy & Aggression VII, pps. 145-148 [Document D-649]); disposition unknown.}

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Re: Norway

Post by ansata1976 » 07 Feb 2011 16:37

What was the sentence???

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Post by David Thompson » 07 Feb 2011 16:50

ansata 1976 -- You asked:
What was the sentence???
I don't know. That's why I wrote "disposition unknown" in the entry.

The Royal Navy and German naval disarmament, 1942-1947 by Chris Madsen p. 179
http://books.google.com/books?id=-kjFaC ... 22&f=false

says that 9 German defendants were put on trial for the killings. SS-Obersturmbannfuehrer Hans Blomberg was sentenced to death and executed on 10 Jan 1946. Two defendants were acquitted; the remainder were sentenced to prison terms. There's a fair amount of information available by a Google search for "MTB 345", but it mostly involves the murdered crewmen and the circumstances of their capture.

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Re: Norway

Post by dylan » 15 Feb 2011 15:37


Two defendants were acquitted Willi Tiege and Friedrich Eisenacher.
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Re: Norway

Post by David Thompson » 15 Feb 2011 19:27

Thanks, dylan.

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