German Concentration Camps, Industry and War Crimes

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Re: German Concentration Camps, Industry and War Crimes

Post by PFLB » 05 Apr 2010 10:32

Hello. Reports of the trials before the US Military Tribunal at Nuremberg ('Milch', 'IG Farben', 'Flick', and 'WVHA/Pohl') are available from the website of the US Library of Congress in PDF format. I think you will find them much easier to read than the links provided. Also, concentration camps and slave labour feature heavily in the USMTN cases 'RuSHA', 'Krupp' and 'Ministries', and the IMT trial.

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Re: German Concentration Camps, Industry and War Crimes

Post by David Thompson » 05 Apr 2010 13:43

Thanks, PFLB -- I use the site frequently myself. Interested readers can find it at http://www.loc.gov/rr/frd/Military_Law/ ... rials.html

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Re: German Concentration Camps, Industry and War Crimes

Post by PFLB » 05 Apr 2010 16:24

No problem.

Also, for everyone's information that website has the Law Reports of the Trials of War Criminals compiled by the UN War Crimes Commission, which contains some other lesser trials dealing with concentration camps and German industry - 'Zyklon B', 'Belsen' (also deals with Auschwitz, since many of the defendants previously served there), and 'Dachau'.

The commentary also discusses (not in a great deal of detail, and only in a legal sense) a couple of the other 'parent' trials before the US Military Tribunal at Dachau - 'Flossenburg', 'Buchenwald', 'Mauthusen-Gusen I' (the other two not mentioned were 'Nordhausen', and 'Muehldorf'). Those parent trials are the most relevant in relation to the way a concentration camp functioned because their purpose was to establish the existence of a common design to commit war crimes ('conspiracy' in the popular vernacular). Subsequent trials, of which there were a couple of hundred, then needed to deal only with whether and to what extent the accused participated in this common design.

In fact all the USMTN cases deal in some way with concentration camps:

- Medical - human experimentation;
- Justice - how people were committed to concentration camps;
- Einsatzgruppen - Einsatzgruppen activities in purging concentration camps;
- High Command - camps under the control of army and army group rear area commanders (mostly POW's, although does discuss the illegal commitment of POW's to concentration camps); hiring out POW's as slave labour for German industry by the OKW;
- Hostages/Southeast - concentration camps, forced labour etc in Southeast Europe;

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Re: German Concentration Camps, Industry and War Crimes

Post by PFLB » 10 Jul 2010 17:05

For those who are interested, some of the Reviews and Recommendations of the Judge Advocate General of the US Army in the European Theater are available on the Jewish Virtual Library in PDF format. The site includes (from what I can tell) all of the US Army parent concentration camp trials - viz Dachau, Buchenwald, Mauthausen-Gusen, Muehldorf, Dora-Nordhausen and Flossenburg - and most (possibly all) of the subsidiary trials, e.g. the Ebensee Outcamp Case.

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Post by David Thompson » 27 Mar 2011 20:17

An inquiry post on a concentration camp at Garmisch-Partenkirchen was removed and given a thread of its own at http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=176519

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Re: German Concentration Camps, Industry and War Crimes

Post by billholland » 20 Dec 2011 17:56

Just saw a documentary entitled "Howling With the Angels" about the Czechoslovakian role in the war. It included some concentration camp footage of such things as bulldozers pushing emaciated corpses into mass graves, etc. As I watched, I couldn't help wondering how the holocaust deniers can gain any traction when there's such a vast amount of material actually SHOWING the genocide happening (German soldiers loading Jews onto cattle cars, etc.) and its gruesome aftermath.

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Re: German Concentration Camps, Industry and War Crimes

Post by David Thompson » 07 Mar 2012 02:24

An off-topic post by rugbyball was removed from this research sticky and given a thread of its own at http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=187077 - DT.

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Re: German Concentration Camps, Industry and War Crimes

Post by danielgury » 17 Nov 2012 16:45

I have found a new site called Hitler's Children. It talks about the descendants of War criminals like, Himmler and Göring.

http://www.hitlerschildren.com/articles ... -criminals

IF you want to learn about what they did this is the site.

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Re: German Concentration Camps, Industry and War Crimes

Post by history1 » 17 Nov 2012 19:59

danielgury wrote:I have found a new site called Hitler's Children. It talks about the descendants of War criminals like, Himmler and Göring.
http://www.hitlerschildren.com/articles ... -criminals
[...]
Hi Daniel, the website has been mentioned allready in the past:
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... n#p1711884

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Re: German Concentration Camps, Industry and War Crimes

Post by danielgury » 18 Nov 2012 08:05

history1 wrote:
danielgury wrote:I have found a new site called Hitler's Children. It talks about the descendants of War criminals like, Himmler and Göring.
http://www.hitlerschildren.com/articles ... -criminals
[...]
Hi Daniel, the website has been mentioned allready in the past:
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... n#p1711884
Oh sorry... Thank you. have a wonderful week.

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Re: German Concentration Camps, Industry and War Crimes

Post by history1 » 18 Nov 2012 10:47

There´s no need for an excuse. Nothing bad happened.

Cheers,
Roman

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Re: German Concentration Camps, Industry and War Crimes

Post by Marcus » 05 Mar 2013 16:41

A post by hackmon was split off into a new thread at http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=197330

/Marcus

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Post by history1 » 14 Jan 2014 14:43

Cerdic wrote:The Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal against IG Farben
http://www.profit-over-life.org/about/index.html [...]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthias_Rath#Criticism

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Post by 4thskorpion » 09 Mar 2015 13:02

One of two German propaganda photo-postcards produced depicting the "wonderful" and "reassuring" working conditions afforded to Polish forced workers at IG Farben Leverkusen:
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Ausweis for Polish forced worker at IG Farben:
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