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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by steve248 » 01 Oct 2019 15:50

Duscha born Graudenz; probably not Gestapo chief, believed to have been Verbindungsmann with Slovene police.

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by George_W » 01 Oct 2019 17:12

Friedrich Rainer and Otto Lurker were extradited from the US zone and von Bothmer, Fleckner, Neubert, Vogt, Glaser, Hradetzky, Fiebig, Farnleitner and Duscha from the British zone.

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by ansata1976 » 02 Oct 2019 17:17

I am interested in more information about the trial and the defendants:

Trial 16.06.1947 - 26.06.1947 in Maribor
1.) Kurt Stage (10.6.1900 in Potsdam) death sentence (executed 19.08.1947 in Ljubljana)
(SS-Sturmbannführer, KdS in Maribor)

2.) Georg Kramhöller (28.1.1905 in Rietzmeiss) death sentence
(SS-Untersturmführer, Gestapo Celje)

3.) Josef Karl Zangl (01.02.1917 in St. Michael, Leoben) death sentence
(SS-Oberscharführer, Gestapo Celje)

4.) Franz Wiegele (1913) death sentence
(SS-Unterscharführer)

5.) Hugo Gaida (28.12.1901 in Wien) death sentence
(SS-Sturmscharführer, Gestapo Maribor)

6.) Boško Lazić (1913) death sentence

7.) Kurt Gmoser (26.09.1920 in Graz) death sentence

8.) Josef Winkler (1910) 5 years imprisonment

What is the correct date and place of birth, date of execution and rank of the men?
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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by ansata1976 » 02 Oct 2019 17:31

I am interested in more information about the trial and the defendants(missing names, sentences, date + place of birth...)

Trial 29.05.1947 - 06.06.1947 in Zrenjanin (13 defendants – 7 death sentence)
1.) Jürgen Adolph Otto Paul Wagner (09.09.1901 in Straßburg) Generalmajor (death sentence - executed 27.06.1947)
2.) Franz Reith (?) Polizeipräfekt des Banates (death sentence – executed 06.07.1947)
3.) Paul Rusivald (1914 in Elemir), prefect of police in Zrenjanin (death sentence – executed 06.07.1947)
4.) Eugen Kusing (?) Landrat in Kikinda + Pantschowa (death sentence – executed 06.07.1947)
5.) Josef Herold (1911 in Zrenjanin), police officer in Zrenjanin (death sentence – executed 06.07.1947)
6.) Josip Mežnar (1901 in Zrenjanin), prefect of police in Zrenjanin (death sentence – executed 06.07.1947)
7.) Bosko Dekanski(?) Landrat in Alibunar (prison sentence)
8.) Bura Rebic (?) Landrat in Kovačica (prison sentence)

Other names of defendants are unknown to me

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by ansata1976 » 03 Oct 2019 15:15

Trial 05.02.1947 – 16.02.1947 in Belgrade

1.) Alexander Löhr (20.05.1885 in Turnu Severin) death sentence (executed 26.02.1947 in Belgrade)
(Generaloberst, commander of 4th Air Army)

2.) Johann Hans Fortner (25.11.1884 in Zweibrücken) death sentence (executed 26.02.1947 in Belgrade)
(Generalleutnant, commanding officer of 718th Infantry Division)

3.) August Schmidthuber (08.05.1901 in Augsburg) death sentence (executed 26.02.1947 in Belgrade)
(SS-Brigadeführer commander of 7. Gebirgs-Division der Waffen-SS "Prinz Eugen")

4.) Fritz Neidholdt (16.11.1887 in St. Kilian) death sentence (executed 05.03.1947 in Belgrade)
(Generalleutnant, commanding officer of German-Croatian 369th Legionary Division)

5.) Josef Kübler (06.04.1896 in München) death sentence (executed 26.02.1947 in Belgrade)
(Generalleutnant, commanding officer of the 118th Jäger Division)

6.) Adalbert Lontschar (10.09.1885 in Marburg) death sentence (executed 26.02.1947 in Belgrade)
(Generalmajor, commanding officer of 724th Regiment of the 704th Infantry Division)

7.) Günther Tribukait (29.05.1909 in Greifswald) death sentence (executed 26.02.1947 in Belgrade)
(Oberst, commanding officer of the 750th Regiment of the 118th Jäger Division)

8.) Paul Gerhart or Gerhardt (?) staff HSSPF Serbia, one of the principals of the 1941 massacre of ca 7,000 Serbian men and boys at Kragujevac.

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by ansata1976 » 03 Oct 2019 15:26

I am interested in more information about the trial and the defendants(missing names, sentences, date + place of birth...)

Trial 05.04.1947 in Belgrade

1.) Karl Reichsritter von Oberkamp (30.10.1893 in München) death sentence (executed 04.05.1947 in Belgrade)
(SS-Brigadeführer)

2.) Hans Gravenstein (16.07.1890 in Berlin) death sentence (executed 03.05.1947 in Belgrade)
(Generalmajor)

3.) Hartwig von Ludwiger (29.06.1895 in Beuthen) death sentence (executed 03.05.1947 in Belgrade)
(Generalleutnant)

4.) Fritz Kieffer (15.07.1890 in Zell- Weierbach) death sentence (executed 05.05.1947 in Belgrade)

5.) Wilhelm Friedrich (12.08.1898) death sentence (executed 04.05.1947 in Belgrade)
(SS-Sturmscharführer, commandant of the Banjica concentration camp)

6.) Paul von Wolff (02.07.1900) death sentence (executed 04.05.1947 in Belgrade)
(SS-Unterscharführer)

7.) Fritz Müller (1897) death sentence (executed 04.05.1947 in Belgrade)
(Major)

8.) Johann Balzer (23.03.1889) 20 years hard labour (released ?)
(Hauptmann, deputy commandant of prisoner of war camp at Allendorf)

9.) Hermann (?) 20 years hard labour (released ?)

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by gloriavictis » 04 Nov 2019 04:41

steve248 wrote:
01 Oct 2019 15:50
Duscha born Graudenz; probably not Gestapo chief, believed to have been Verbindungsmann with Slovene police.
Paul Duscha was in that time indeed a liason officer between the Gestapo and the slovenian Home Guard police. Certainly wasn't been a chief of Gestapo in Ljubljana.

According to this archive document* (Spisek obsojenih oseb nad katerimi je bila izvršena smrtna kazen v času 1945 do 31.12.1952 - List of convicted persons subject to the death penalty in the period since 1945 to December 31 1952) name of the Paul Duscha is mention on page 4, by current number 33, as a liaison officer Si Po (Sicherheitspolizei or security police).
D us c h a P a u l _ axisforum .jpg

Translation:

33./ Duscha Paul, son of Friderik, born 30. 4. 1910. in Gradenz**, Germany, sales assistant, citizen of Germany, convicted of Military court in Ljubljana, judgment 16 / 49 - 62 since 20. 3. 1949, because it is like a German occupation liason officer Si Po committed a whole host of crimes against the slovenian nation, to death by hanging. The sentence was enforced 20. 4. 1949. in Ljubljana.

* source: arhiv.gov.si
** the writer’s note: correct place of birth is Graudenz, today Grudziądz, Poland
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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by gloriavictis » 04 Nov 2019 19:31

ansata1976 wrote:
10 Nov 2017 21:59
I am interested in the date of birth, place of birth, date of death and place of death of:

Hermann Farnleitner (03.04.1908 in Weiz), member of Gestapo in Ptuj (sentenced to death 08.10.1948)
Franz Müller (?), member of Gestapo in Ljubljana and Litija (sentenced to death 19.07.1947)
Emil Vogel (?), member of Gestapo from Brežice (sentenced to death 08.10.1948)
Paul Duscha (?), chief of the Gestapo in Ljubljana (sentenced to death 20.03.1949)
Reinhold Gerlach (?), member of Gestapo in Ljubljana (sentenced to death 19.07.1947)
According to this archive document* (Spisek obsojenih oseb nad katerimi je bila izvršena smrtna kazen v času 1945 do 31.12.1952 - List of convicted persons subject to the death penalty in the period since 1945 to December 31 1952) names of this defendants are listed as below with this exact specification:

Hermann Farnleitner on page 5, current number 38
Hermann Farnleitner_axisforum.jpg
F a r n l e i t n e r Herman, son of Leopold, born 3. 4. 1908 in Weiz, Austria, criminal investigation officer, SS sturmscharführer, Austrian, citizen of Austria, convicted of Military court in Ljubljana, judgment 574/48 - 55 since 8. 10. 1948, as a war criminal and member of the Gestapo to death by hanging. The sentence was enforced 26. 12. 1948. in Ljubljana.

Műller Franz on page 14, current number 11 (on the whole list this is the only person with surname Müller)
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M ü l l e r Franc, son of Anton, born 25. 4. 1912 in Domžale, Slovene, citizen of FLRJ, convicted of Military court in Ljubljana, judgment 34/47 since 19. 7. 1947, as member of the Gestapo committed a series of crimes against the slovenian nation, to death by hanging. The sentence was enforced 18. 8. 1947. in Ljubljana.

Emil Vogel on page 24, current number 207
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V o g e l Emil, son of Peter, born 8. 5. 1911 in Kőln, German, citizen of Germany, mechanic locksmith, criminal investigation officer SS oberführer, convicted of Military court in Ljubljana, judgment 574/48 - 75 since 8. 10. 1948, as a war criminal and member of the Gestapo to death by hanging. The sentence was enforced 26. 12. 1948. in Ljubljana.

Reinhold Gerlach on page 6, current number 44
Reinhold Gerlach_axisforum.jpg
G e r l a c h Reinhold, son of Robert, born 9. 4. 1910 in Emilienthal, German, citizen of Germany, convicted of Military court in Ljubljana, judgment I Sd 34/47 since 19. 7. 1947, as a war criminal and chief of several Gestapo branch offices to death by hanging. The sentence was enforced 18. 8. 1947. in Ljubljana.

* source: arhiv.gov.si - Spisek obsojenih oseb nad katerimi je bila izvršena smrtna kazen v času 1945 do 31.12.1952 - AS_1931_1067
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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by George_W » 04 Nov 2019 19:45

Many thanks for posting this.

Have You maybe found SS-Stubaf. Helmut Glaser on that list? He was executed in Ljubljana.

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by gloriavictis » 05 Nov 2019 00:37

George_W wrote:
04 Nov 2019 19:45
Many thanks for posting this.

Have You maybe found SS-Stubaf. Helmut Glaser on that list? He was executed in Ljubljana.

Regards
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You’re welcome!

Yes, the name of Helmut Glaser is on this list, page 6, by current number 46
Helmut Glaser_axisforum.jpg
G l a s e r dr. Helmut, son of Josef, born 29. 7. 1910 in Gműnd, in German security service SD, Austrian, convicted of Military court in Ljubljana, judgment I 34/47 since 17. 7. 1947, as the occupier's war criminal and chief of the relocation office on Gorenjska, to death by shooting. The sentence was enforced 18. 8. 1947.

On the far right is the abbreviation A. A., meaning Austrian, Austria. When it comes to a German nationality, this is N. N. - in Slovene, he is German (Nemec) and Germany (Nemčija).

As you can see the place of execution is not specified, but it is very likely the place was at the Ljubljana City shooting range where this prisoners were usually shot in that time. Sometimes on the Ljubljana courthouse yard, but this was not so common. On the list is more than 200 names, only a few are without a place of execution. I really don't know the reason, i can't see some specific pattern, probably is just a bureaucratic mistake.
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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by steve248 » 05 Nov 2019 08:59

Emil Vogel was SS-Oschaf not SS-Oberf. (they missed out the "schar" in his rank

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by George_W » 06 Nov 2019 19:00

Many thanks!

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by steve248 » 07 Nov 2019 14:15

You got to be a polyglot these days - could the Slovene archives not have added a translation service for German or English.
Only this morning I downloaded a pdf in French - and my schoolboy French is ancient.
But Slovene (or is Serbo-Croat?) - no.

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by ansata1976 » 29 Nov 2019 20:59

I am interested in more information about

Friedrich Paul Helmmann 1904 Major death sentence 17.07.1948 in Kragujevac executed 1948

Friedrich Becker 1898 Oberst death sentence 13.09.1949 in Belgrade executed 02.12.1949 in Sremska Mitrovica

Lorenz Filtzinger 1922 Leutnant death sentence 08.10.1949 in Belgrade (Vršac) executed 1950

Herbert Piske 1906 Leutnant, commander of the town in Jagodina and Cuprija death sentence 29.08.1947 in Belgrade executed 1947

Otto Auer (?) executed 01.11.1949 in Belgrade

Dr Fritz Lang (?) Hauptmann death sentence 16.09.1949 in Belgrade executed 1949

What was the place of birth of SS-Obersturmführer Jochen Krah ? e
What is the date and place of birth of Oberst Ernst Hesterberg?
What is the date and place of birth of Walter Hering?
What is the date and place of birth of SS-Hauptscharführer Paul Ilte?
What is the date and place of birth of Walter Böhme?
What is the date and place of birth of SS-Unterscharführer Franz Wiegele (1913)?
What is the date and place of birth of SS-Hauptsturmführer Fritz Müller (1911)?
What is the date and place of birth of SS-Oberscharführer Thomas Pfeffer (1921)?

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