War crime trials Poland 4

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ansata1976
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Re: War crime trials Poland 4

Post by ansata1976 » 21 Jan 2018 02:05

What was the rank/position of:

Bruno Mühlbrecht 26.06.1910 in Kartuzy (Karthaus) executed 20.12.1946 in Torun
member Waffen-SS in Kartuzy (Karthaus)

Gustav Schäfer 21.06.1894 in Zenz (near Magdeburg) executed 02.04.1946 in Wejherowo
member Waffen-SS Pommern

Emil Steinborn 22.05.1904 in Bukowina executed 11.05.1949 in Starogard Gd.
member Waffen-SS in Starogard

Karl Wiegandt 10.12.1890 in Hopowo executed 04.01.1947 in Gdansk
member Waffen-SS in Kartuzy (Karthaus)

Eduard Wieser 10.06.1906 in Hanin executed 08.02.1946 in Wloclawek
member Waffen-SS in district Wloclawek

Paul Krüger 24.01.1907 in Radzicz executed 20.05.1946 in Torun
member Waffen-SS in district Wyrzysk (Wirsitz)

Wilhelm Krause 02.06.1911 in Karbowo executed 22.02.1946 in Wehjerowo
member Waffen-SS Pommern

Rudolf Hinke 23.02.1909 in Weigsdorf executed 21.02.1946 in Srem
member Waffen-SS in Weigsdorf

Hubert Lohr 17.10.1899 in Krusz executed 31.10.1945 in Wejherowo
member Waffen-SS in district Kartuzy (Karthaus)

Walter Becker 16.05.1909 in Jaszczyz executed 02.11.1946 in Gdansk
member Waffen-SS in district Starogard

I am interested as well in more information about these men and their history in SS. Where they sentenced alone in their trials?

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Re: War crime trials Poland 4

Post by MuadDib » 21 Mar 2018 11:50

Ansata1976, I am a relative of Bruno Mühlbrecht and I have access to copy of his trial documentation. I cannot post it online as it would be illegal according to the Polish law but I believe there are a few things that I can clarify:
- birth and execution dates seem correct but he was executed in Wejherowo not in Toruń (at least according to his death certificate);
- he was sentenced alone;
- Mühlbrecht is the name used only in German documents, in Polish he was identified as Milbrecht (during the trial), Milewczyk or Mielewczyk, with the given name Bruno or Brunon;
- in the trial documents, including the accusation act, there is no information about him being a member of Waffen-SS - I would be grateful for your source as it seems strange that such important fact against him would be omitted by the prosecution;
- similar applies to him being Volksdeutsch - however, there is such remark in the documents but with no proof (in fact there are no German documents used during the trial, all was based on oral declarations by the witnesses); I wonder if you can provide your source of this information;
- he was sentenced to death for taking part in the arrests of Polish citizens - this was the main claim made by the witnesses (in fact only one, the rest could not confirm it or deny it);
- his case was one of a very few war crime trials in Poland (at least based on my knowledge) in which not only his family but also the prosecution and judge who initially sentenced him to death asked afterwards for changing the sentence to prison only; however, B. Bierut did not agreee;
- he had actually two death sentences - in 1944 he had been sentenced to death by the German authorities due to disobedience on the Eastern front (he was then in Wehrmacht); he was, though, captured by Russians before it could be performed and kept in prison in Minsk from where he had been sent back to Poland.
Please let me know if you need anything else. I am very interested in clarifying his case.

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Re: War crime trials Poland 4

Post by ansata1976 » 21 Mar 2018 14:32

Sorry for the not correct informations.

I used different sources:

1.) "Deutsche, Volksdeutsche und Österreicher - verurteilt und hingerichtet in Polen,Bundesarchiv in Kobenz, 1990"

2.) "Straconych w Wiezieniach Polskich w Latach 1944 – 1956 , Aneks Przestepcy Wojenni Pochodzenia Niemieckigo, Warszawa, Marzec 1990 R."

3.) IPN in Warsaw

and different Polish newspapers from 1946.

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Re: War crime trials Poland 4

Post by ansata1976 » 21 Mar 2018 17:25

Bruno Mühlbrech Milewczyk.jpg
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Re: War crime trials Poland 4

Post by MuadDib » 22 Mar 2018 10:35

Here is my translation of the article for anyone interested:

Nazi (Hitler?) criminals executed
By the sentence of the Special Punitive Court in Gdańsk during the session in Kartuzy death sentence by hanging was issued for: traitor of the Polish nation - Brunon Muelbrecht vel Milewczyk and Karol Wiegandt. Muelbrecht, brother of Gestapo member, took many times part in arresting of Poles who were later sentenced to death or death camps and participated in their interrogations, beating and abusing them.
Wiegandt helped in manhunts and took part in execution of 40 Poles in Sarni Dwór near Kartuzy.
Both sentences were carried out.

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Re: War crime trials Poland 4

Post by ansata1976 » 03 May 2018 22:04

Klara Glowczynska
08.08.1911 in Jedrzejewo
volksdeutsch
sentenced to death 05.11.1945 in Gdynia (for collaboration with the German police 1939-1944 in Gdynia)
executed 15.01.1946 in Wejherowo

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Re: War crime trials Poland 4

Post by ansata1976 » 06 May 2018 00:00

What is the full name of this man?

...MöllerSS-Sturmscharführer, niemiecki wachmajster. Data objęcia służby na Pawiaku nie ustalona. Po wojnie był sądzony w Polsce, lecz wskutek korzystnych zeznań byłych więźniów skazany jedynie za przynależność do SS. Przezwisko na Pawiaku „Złotousty", „Rudy", „Sacramento". ...

Maybe Rudolf Möller(because of the nickname Rudy)?

What was the sentence of Wilhelm Janning (25.05.1901,member Gestapo referat IV 3a 1943-1945)? I found only an information that he was tried after the war in Poland.

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Re: War crime trials Poland 4

Post by George_W » 06 May 2018 07:17

The only SS guard from Pawiak prison, who was extradited to Poland after the war, was Thomas Meiler. He was rather decent towards prisoners and was sentenced to 3 years indeed only for membership to SS. It is possible that Meiler and Möller were the same man and someone who described "Meiler" as "Möller" made a mistake in Polish source.

The Polish nickname "Rudy" had rather nothing in common with the name but with the hair color ("rudy" means "ginger" in Polish).

George

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Re: War crime trials Poland 4

Post by ansata1976 » 08 May 2018 00:03

What was the place of birth of:

A(b)raham Glatzman(n)
10.02.1926 or 10.11.1926 in ?
being a prisoner in the Auschwitz sub-camp in Gliwice
he abused his fellow prisoners
sentenced to 10 years imprisonment 1945 in Lodz

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Re: War crime trials Poland 4

Post by ansata1976 » 27 May 2018 20:02

Otto Denzin
11.06.1910 in Groß Schwarzsee
SS-Rottenführer in Oranienburg, Buchenwald and Auschwitz
NSDAP no. 4725946
SS no. 130544
Trial Kraków (Wadowice) 17.04.1946
Sentence??
Died in Wadowice prison 21.07.1948 07:30 (reason??)
Was he executed or died he of an illness?

Otto Hartwig
29.09.1905 in ?
SS-Rottenführer, KL Gross Rosen
arrested 1946 in Wroclaw (Poland)
(died in prison 1946 before his trial)

Alfred Drombe (or maybe Alfred Domke (27.04.1907 in Łódź)
Gestapo Tarnow
Drombe took part in the arrest of Poles and organized raids in Tarnow and distinguished himself particularly by eliminating the ghetto. Took part in killing of 15000 Jews.
Trial Katowice 1945
sentence??

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Re: War crime trials Poland 4

Post by ansata1976 » 07 Jun 2018 19:41

What was the sentence of:

Fredi Goldberg Kapo in Blechhammer Trial 1949-1950
Max Zylberberg Kapo in Auschwitz Trial 1947
Simleiner Kapo in Płaszow
Jakub Kozielczyk Kapo in Auschwitz Trial 1947
Józef Heyden Kapo in Dachau Trial 1947 in Warsaw
Toni Fehringer Kapo in Plaszow

Otto Friedrich member Gestapo
Józef Wind member Gestapo, Trial Kraków 1948
Johann Wilsch member Gestapo, Trial Kraków 1948
Ewald Alfons Peters member Kripo in Gdynia Trial 1947
Josef Veigl SS-Oberscharführer Trial 1946
Willi Kurt Ernst Rieck SS -Hauptsturmführer in Auschwitz Trial 1947


additional informations are welcome

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Re: War crime trials Poland 4

Post by George_W » 07 Jun 2018 20:38

I've never heard that Johann Wilsch vel Willsch, born 04/05/1906 Dresden, member of Gestapo in Zakopane and Krakau was tried after the war in Poland.

From the names You posted only Zylberberg (Silberberg) but with the name "Chaim" not "Max" was extradited to Poland from US zone on 04/09/1946. He was Jewish Kapo in camp Kittlitzstreben. The proceeding against him was discontinued, so there was no trial. He was probably mistakenly extradited as war criminal to Poland.

I don't have info about Max Zylberberg from KL Auschwitz.

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Re: War crime trials Poland 4

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Re: War crime trials Poland 4

Post by George_W » 07 Jun 2018 20:50

There is no confirmation in that link that they were tried in Poland.

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Re: War crime trials Poland 4

Post by ansata1976 » 07 Jun 2018 20:55

Regarding

Ewald Alfons Peters member Kripo in Gdynia Trial 1947

I have sources that he was arrested and sentenced in Poland. Unfortunately there is no information about the sentence.

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