Hannover Gestapo trial 09.04.1947 - 14.04.1947 in Braunschweig

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Hannover Gestapo trial 09.04.1947 - 14.04.1947 in Braunschweig

Post by ansata1976 » 17 Feb 2019 05:04

Hannover Gestapo Trial :
place: Braunschweig
date: 09.04.1947 - 14.04.1947
charges: war crimes

1.) Reinhold Plünnecke (?) death sentence (commuted to life, then to 15 years, released 1954)
2.) Kurt Rasche (19.04.1909 in ?) death sentence (executed 26.06.1947 in Hameln)
3.) Adolf Methfessel (?) sentence?
4.) Felix Zeise (?) sentence?
5.) Karl Wolters (?) sentence?
6.) Alfred Peek (25.04.1909 in ?) death sentence (executed 26.06.1947 in Hameln)

I am interested in more information (date and place of birth, sentence, date of release, rank+ position) of the men and the trial.

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Re: Hannover Gestapo trial 09.04.1947 - 14.04.1947 in Braunschweig

Post by steve248 » 20 Feb 2019 10:08

The charges related to the killing of Allied nationals (mainly Russian) at Seelhorst Cemetery, Hannover, on 6 April 1945.

Plünnecke
born 4 Feb 1901, Gross Ilsede, Krs Peine
KrimSek, Abt IV 1c2, Stapo Hannover
trial 9-14 April 1947, sentenced to death
3 April 1948, commuted to life
6 Feb 1950, commuted to 15 years
17 Feb 1954, commuted to 14 years
10 Oct 1954, released

Rasche
born 19 April 1909, Hannover
KrimObAsst, Abt IV 1c2, Stapo Hannover
trial as above, sentenced to death
26 June 1947, hanged at Hameln

Methfessel
born 28 April 1909, Stadtoldendorf, Krs Holzminden
SS-Stuschaf KrimAsst, Abt IV 1c2, Stapo Hannover
trial as above, sentenced to 8 years
8 June 1950, commuted to 5 years
13 Aug 1950, released

Ziese
born 13 Jan 1908, Dingelstedt, Krs Worbis
KrimAngestellter, driver, IV 1c2, Stapo Hannover
trial as above - acquitted

Wolters
born 29 March 1908, Stade
SS-Schaf KrimAnge, Abt IV 1c1 (not IV 1c2), Stapo Hannover
trial as above, 13 years
6 Feb 1950, commuted to 8 years
8 June 1950, commuted to 5 years
13 Aug 1950, released

Peek
born 25 April 1909, Dedensen, Krs Neustadt Rbg.
SS-Hschaf KOA, Abt IV 1c2, Stapo Hannover
trial as above - death sentence
26 June 1947, hanged at Hameln

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