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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by Phil Nix » 03 Sep 2010 11:27

ansata1976 wrote:Additional Information

Third Trial 09.12 – 22.12.1946 in Belgrad (21 defendants- 18 death sentences)

Oberleutnant Alois Grenz 31.01.1909 in Saarhölzbach executed 22.12.1946???? in Belgrad
Obersturmbannführer Friedrich Polte 21.01.1911 in Wolfenbüttel executed 22.12.1946 in Belgrad
Obergruppenführer Richard Kaaserer 21.08.1896 in Trient executed 24.01.1947 in Belgrad
Obersturmbannführer Ludwig Teichmann 14.05.1909 in Uelzen executed 24.01.1947 in Belgrad
SS-Gruppenführer August Edler von Meyszner 03.08.1886 in Graz executed 24.01.1947 in Belgrad
SS-Gruppenführer Wilhelm Fuchs 01.09.1898 in Mannheim executed 24.01.1947 in Belgrad
Polizei-Major Paul Fahnenschreiber 09.03.1903 in Düren executed 24.01.1947 in Belgrad
Obersturmbannführer Ernst Weinmann 16.04.1907 in Frommenhausen executed 24.01.1947 in Belgrad
Gestapochef Heinrich Hormann 15.06.1911 in Hamburg executed 24.01.1947 in Belgrad

It is very difficult to find information about the other men due to spelling mistakes

I need more information about


Third Trial:

Fritz Müller
Möller
Pfeffer
Reitz
Tenessen
Maudanz
Hahn
Eckert

Sixth Trial:

v.Wolff
Fritz Müller

Norweger Prozess:

Witek
Schwander
Gemeinhardt
Bretschneider
Fleckstein
Ratzek

Different Trials:

Georg Söchting
Karl Hesse
Alfred Rosenthal
Richard Kaaserer and Wilhelm Fuchs wwere both SS Oberführer and Oberst der Polizei
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Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by Researcher » 08 Oct 2010 17:28

I am looking into the names provided in the post below. If the men are the same as those in the list from the book Titos Kriegsgefangene, it would suggest the confirmation of death sentence was overruled.

Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials
by ansata1976 on 18 Aug 2010, 17:06

Leutnant Otto Blöss
Feldgendarmerie last commander des Zolls in Zagreb Feldkomandanture
death sentence by shooting 16.11.1949 in Belgrad
confirmation of the sentence 24.12.1949

Major Hans Wagner
letzte diensthabende Offizier des 15. Ia Gebirgs-Korps
death sentence by shooting 04.10.1949 in Belgrad
confirmation of the sentence 14.10.1949

Hauptmann Johannes Kemper
letzter Kommandant des 2. Bataillon Ustascha-Divisionen
death sentence 17.10.1949 in Belgrad

Leutnant Gustav Heufing
7. SS-Gebirgs-Division "Prinz Eugen"
death sentence by shooting 05.12.1949 in Belgrad
confirmation of the sentence 26.12.1949

The following information comes from Kaltenegger Roland (titos kriegsgefangene)
The last 43 prisoners are released March 1953. All sentenced to life or death

Bloss. otto 9/11/01 oberstluit.
Hufing. gustav 31/12/94 oberstluit.
Kemper. hans 11/11/14 hauptman
Wagner. hans 22/1/14 major i.g

Are they the same men?
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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by Mikedc » 16 Nov 2010 19:47

Regarding Friedrich Polte, I've him sentenced to death on 22-12-1946 and hanged on 24-1-1947(and not on 22-12-1946 as Ansata stated on page 11 from this thread). Who can confirm or deny that Polte died on 24-1-1947???

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by ansata1976 » 16 Nov 2010 20:24

Friedrich Polte
21.01.1911 in Wolfenbüttel
SS-Obersturmbannführer
Polte studied history in Königsberg, Freiburg, Munich, Göttingen and Marburg
Führer des SD-Leitabschnitts Wien 1939
deputy chief from April to August 1941 in Belgrad
colonel and chief of the police in Belgrad/ SD-Einsatzgruppe Belgrad
trial 28.10.1946 – 05.11.1946 in Belgrad
death sentence 22.12.1946 in Belgrad
executed 24.01.1947 in Belgrad

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by Mikedc » 16 Nov 2010 21:09

Hello Ansata,
Thanks for the confirmation about his DoD on 24-1-1947.
Thanks for the extra info, although most of it I already had. I can add that in 1932 he joined the SA and in 1933 the SS. In 1934 he joined the Sicherheitsdienst and in 1936 he got appointed to Referent within the SD-Hauptamt. From ?? 1938 till ?? he was Leiter der HA II within the SS-Oberabschnitt 'Donau'.
Does someone has his party- and SS-number???

Thank you, Mike

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by David Thompson » 16 Nov 2010 21:36

An opinion post from murx, which added nothing of informational value to the thread, was deleted by this moderator - DT.

murx -- See the warning to you personally at http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 1#p1528381

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by ansata1976 » 29 Nov 2010 23:57

Was it a natural death??? Which Unit????

Gerhard Hekelmeier
SS-Unterscharführer
03.03.1919 in Regensburg
27.11.1949 in Laibach

Ewald Heinrich Hunschede
SS-Obersturmführer
12.12.1905 in Plauen
15.08.1949 in Vrsac

Otto Robert Lewrigkeit
Oberleutnant
28.03.1901 in Meissen
22.11.1949 in Kraljevo (Which sentence????)

Karl Hermann Wagner
Oberleutnant
10.01.1899 in Klagenfurt
10.09.1948 in Vrsac

Nikolaus Bischof
Wachtmeister
07.11.1896 in Deutsch-Zerne
09.06.1948 in Zrenjanin

Robert Gustav Montau
Hauptmann
29.01.1905 in Düsseldorf
21.09.1949 in Vrsac

Dr Walter von Langheim
Oberstleutnant
11.06.1893 in Berlin
09.10.1946 in Yugoslavia


Oskar Wilhelm Karl Lindner
Obertruppführer
05.06.1899 in Berlin
14.10.1946 - 23.10.1946 in Belgrad

Otto Druner
Leutnant
27.09.1911 in Frankfurt am Main
02.07.1946 in Vrsac

Max Leopold
Obertruppführer
26.10.1888 in Lübeck
14.11.1946 in Belgrad

Kurt Richard Anders
Hauptmann
19.12.1906 in Berlin
03.02.1946 in Novi Vrbas

Alfred Oskar Brangsch
Polizei-Leutnant
09.10.1898 in Berlin
25.04.1946 in Rokitnica

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by ansata1976 » 25 Feb 2011 19:35

I am interested in more information about

1. Dr. Eugen Kusing Trial June 1947 in Zrenjanin death sentence and execution

and


2. Polizeipräfekt Dr Franz Reit Trial 29.05-06.06.1947
or
Franz Reiter Todesurteil 1947 Zrenjanin Tod durch ein Erschießungskommando

Is this the same man????

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by ansata1976 » 27 Feb 2011 21:27

What was the function of:

Margarethe Dethlefsen Krankenschwester 1905 executed 20.12.1946 in Belgrad

Dr. Helmut Bock Arzt 1910 executed 20.12.1946 in Belgrad

Dr.med. Günther Schulz Assistenzarzt 29.12.1908 in Herford executed 20.12.1946 in Belgrad

and

i am interested in more information about:

Dr. Franz Schley death sentence and execution in Cilli
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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by Larry D. » 28 Feb 2011 01:00

It's rare that I ask a question on AHF but I have one now. Some 30-35 years ago, I met an old Hungarian gentleman who had been a captain in the Honvedseg and served in Russia during 1942 and early 1943. He told me a number of times that a Hungarian general, perhaps one that had been involved in the commission of war crimes in the Hungarian annexed portion of the Backa, i.e., the western part of the Vojvodina, had been tried in camera and executed by the Yugoslavs in 1945 or 1946, probably in Beograd. His trial and execution was noted in the papers there sometime later. What was not released was the method of execution. According to Hungarian veterans, the general was impaled alive on a sharpened stake and it took him two days to expire slowly and in great agony. I interviewed a number of other former officers of the Honvedseg during that time and everyone of them, all graduates of the Ludovika - the Hungarian West Point, told the same story and were absolutely certain that it was true. Does anyone know if this story is accurate?

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by David Thompson » 28 Feb 2011 01:13

Larry D. -- I heard a somewhat similar (in other words, atrocious) story, but it was to the effect that he was buried up to his neck in dirt and then had his head run over by a tank. This may be the fellow you have in mind:

Grassy, Joszef (1894-5.11.1946) [SS Waffen-Gruppenfűhrer, Feldmarschalleutnant of Hungary] -- Inspector of the Hungarian Air Force 1 Feb-1 Mar 1941; commander, 15th Hungarian Infantry Brigade 1 Aug 1941-1 Apr 1942; commander, 13th Hungarian Infantry Division 1 Apr 1942-15 Nov 1942; chief of training detachment to Hungarian Embassy 1943-1944; commander, 25th SS Division "Hunyadi" Oct 1944-Mar 1945; commander, 26th SS Grenadier Division "Ungaria" Mar-May 1945 {imprisoned by German authorities Jan-Mar 1944 after Hungarian protests over cruelty to his Hungarian troops; injured in car accident 6 May 1945; captured by American troops and extradited to Hungary Nov 1945; tried by a Hungarian court in Budapest on 8 Jan 1946 and sentenced to death for war crimes; extradited and convicted of war crimes by the Yugoslavs; sentenced to death by hanging by the Voivodina Supreme Court of Yugoslavia 31 Oct 1946 in proceedings regarding massacres in Jan 1942 at Novi Sad and Baka (NYT 1 Nov 1946:16:3); executed 5 Nov 1946 at Zsablyla, Yugoslavia (MacLean, Quiet Flows the Rhine p. 141; Waffen-SS Commanders I, pps. 205-6; Third Reich Factbook; not listed in Dienstaltersliste der Schutzstaffel der NSDAP [9 Nov 1944; Axis Biographical Research, Georges Croisier and Ken McCanliss, Allgemeine-SS and Polizei General Officer Casualty Listing, http://www.geocities.com/orion47.geo/CR ... alties.htm).}

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by Larry D. » 28 Feb 2011 14:44

Thank you for that, David. I am 95% sure that is the war crime I was referring to as it is the main one that occurred in that part of the former Yugoslavia that was occupied by the Hungarians. Grassy must have been the senior Hungarian officer on the scene and may have ordered the massacre on his own authority. If he was indeed executed in some gruesome fashion, then the impalation story may be true since that form of execution has an unfortunate history in that area dating back to the Ottoman conquest in the early 1500's. There is testimony in Nürnberg Case 7 (Southeast Case) of Chetniks and Partisans occasionally using that method on particularly hated enemies, so I would not rule it out in the matter of Grassy or whoever the general was.

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by ansata1976 » 28 Feb 2011 16:00

Dr. Eugen Kusing Trial June 1947 in Zrenjanin death sentence and execution

and


Polizeipräfekt Dr Franz Reit Trial 29.05-06.06.1947
or
Franz Reiter Todesurteil 1947 Zrenjanin Tod durch ein Erschießungskommando

Is this the same man??


What was the function in Yugoslavia of:

Margarethe Dethlefsen Krankenschwester 1905 executed 20.12.1946 in Belgrad

Dr. Helmut Bock Arzt 1910 executed 20.12.1946 in Belgrad

Dr.med. Günther Schulz Assistenzarzt 29.12.1908 in Herford executed 20.12.1946 in Belgrad

and

i am interested in more information about:

Dr. Franz Schley death sentence and execution in Cilli

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by ansata1976 » 03 Mar 2011 16:16

I am interested in more information about:


Ernst Grundmann
17.03.1903 in Lünen
Executed 06.01.1946 in Belgrad

Wilhelm Johann Anell
09.08.1905 in Saarbrücken
27.06.1946 in Belgrad

Johann Josef Anninger
SS-Untersturmführer
06.09.1894 in Amberg
Executed in Belgrad (death sentence 14.11.1946)

Ewald Barre
Kapitän
22.07.1896 in Bremen
19.09.1946 in Vrsac

Hans Joachim Friedrich Theodor Gosebruch
Oberleutnant
15.09.1903 in Hanau
Executed 19.05.1946 in Vrsac

Louis-Georg Reichmann
Oberleutnant zur See
21.01.1885 in Stade
executed 13.07.1946 in Vrsac

Dr. Friedrich Lang
Hauptmann
12.02.1899 in Iglau
Executed 09.12.1949 in Vrsac

Johann Fischer
Polizei-Hauptmann
16.06.1908 in Schärding
executed 12.1949 in Sremska Mitrovica

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by Researcher » 05 Mar 2011 16:51

For ansata1976

Dehlefsen, Bock and Schulz worked in Lindenburg Hospital. I do not know where this is or why they were tried in Belgrade. DOB Dehlefsen 17.08.1917 Bock 18.06.1917 Schulz 29.12.1908.

Bock and Schulz executed by shooting - I do not know if Dehlefsen was executed.

The following men extradited to Yugoslavia by the British in Feb 1946.
Helmut Bock
Waldemar Dehm
Martin Fiebig
Josef Forgach
Josef Hahn
Willi Mundt
Stephan Schubert
Erich Wilkens
Paul Wolff
Josef Winkler

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