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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by ansata1976 » 04 Sep 2009 13:42

I need a help. I found a source about executed(shot) men in Yugoslavia. I know they are Italian and not German. I hope it is not a problem.

Are they executed with or without trial?????

I need a confirmation and additional information:

Executed in Ljubljana (Slovenia):

Ceccardelli Luigi 02/05/1945
Ten.Col. Aguilia Francesco 27/11/1945
Benvenuti Giuseppe 24/12/1945
Luciani Oscar (dr.) 17/01/1946
Mantovani Stelio 06/01/1946
Nastasio Dante 12/07/1944
Minas Giuseppe 22/09/1945
Morka Federico 28/08/1945


Executed in Borovnica (Slovenia):

Caredda Eraldo
Cessari Francesco 20/11/1945
Chiadini Otello 20/07/1945
Favorita Giuseppe 26/06/1945
Marte Giuseppe 23/05/1945
Tagliazucchi Renzo 18/11/1945
Taverna Giuseppe 08/07/1945
Spano' Giuseppe 14/06/1945
Parofato Pasquale 04/06/1945
Minghetti don Giacomo 01/06/1947
Ricchetti Fernando 15/06/1945
Gozzi Bruno 23/07/1945
Kovich Matteo
Miklovic Giovanni 25/05/1945


Executed in Tirana (Albania):

Carbolino Giacomo
Castellani Natale
Catellucci Giuseppe
Antonini Angelo
Fanti Orlando
Forgioni Pasquale
Naciso Norello
Patuzzi Lino
Piraino G
Ciulla Diego
Logorio Francesco
Masafra Giuseppe
Mastropaolo Rocco
Messina Silvestro
Scalla ...
Terrile Emilio
Versaci Augusto


Dussi Sergio executed in Yugoslavia
Vieno Livio 29/06/1945 executed in Karlovac (Croatia)
Mestrovich Giuseppe executed in Croatia
Raiter Riccardo Sussak executed in Croatia
Reiter Sigfrido Kocevje executed in Slovenia

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by ansata1976 » 27 Dec 2009 02:49

Oberleutnant Joachim Krah, Adjutant Pi.-Btl.7, soll laut Zeugenaussage eines gewissen Niets, Philipp, 1945 im Kgf.-Lager Werschetz erzählt haben, er habe bei einer Kp.-Ausbildung im Herbst 1943 am Donauufer bei Semlin zwei Zivilisten erschießen lassen, die seiner Aufforderung, den Platz zu verlassen, nicht nachgekommen seien. Desgleichen soll er im Herbst 43 in Montenegro mit Männern seiner Einheit zwei schwangere Frauen durch Bauchaufschlitzen getötet haben. In der Voruntersuchung wurde zweifelsfrei festgestellt, daß Niets gelogen hatte, daß Krah weder zur angegebenen Zeit in Semlin noch zur angegebenen Zeit in Montenegro war. Trotzdem wurde Krah zum Tode verurteilt und zwischen dem 22. und 29.12.47 hingerichtet.

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by ansata1976 » 27 Dec 2009 02:50

GENOCIDE
of the Ethnic Germans in Yugoslavia
1944-1948

Chapter 9
The Suffering and Dying of German Clergy
The Catholic and Protestant clergy was a highly respected profession by the Germans in the former Yugoslavia. During the persecution of the ethnic Germans by the partisan regime, 37 of them were killed, mostly in a gruesome manner. The clergy of both denominations became martyrs for two reasons: first because they were declared ideological enemies of the Atheist dominated Yugoslavia and second because they belonged to the ethnic German population which was destined to be exterminated.
The short biographies of some of these murdered clerics are representative of the suffering and annihilation of this vocational group. More detailed descriptions are documented in the book Verbrechen an den Deutschen in Jugoslawien 1944-48, (Crimes Against the Ethnic Germans in Yugoslavia), pages 256-270, published by the Donauschwäbische Kulturstiftung, München 1998.
Already in 1941, at the beginning of the Axis Powers' war with Yugoslavia, some clerics were taken as hostages and interned at Peterwardein. With the battle fronts getting closer in 1941, most of the clergy refused to leave, even though implored to flee. While some were initially spared from internment, others were ridiculed, forced to do menial work and tortured. Several were already murdered in their parishes immediately after the occupation as part of the annihilation process by the Intelligenzija campaign. For them death was a release from their sufferings.
Here are some particularly notorious examples of such suffering and murders.
Dr. PHILIP POPP, (1893-1945) Bishop of the German-Protestant church in Yugoslavia and Senator of the Yugoslav Upper House, 1940. Dr. Popp was loyal to his German heritage and the Yugoslav nation. In those difficult times he was criticized by those not sharing his views, however, he preserved the independence of his church. When Croatia became an independent nation, he protested against the persecution of Serbs, helped them to flee and accepted them in his church without baptism.
Towards the end of the war, when the partisan army approached, he remained in his Agram parish. He was arrested in May 1945, court-martialed and condemned to death on false charges on June 28, 1945. He was shot the next day. The Serbian Patriarch in Belgrade described Bishop Dr. Popp as a just and loyal man. He died a martyr's death for the Danube Swabian Protestant church.


ADALBERT von NEIPPERG, (1890-1948) Count von Neipperg was a priest who looked after the spiritual needs of the German troops at Windisch-Feistritz. He became a prisoner of war in 1945, refused the offer of freedom and remained with the soldiers as a medic and priest. At the notorious POW camp Werschetz/Vrsac he succeeded in obtaining additional food and performed religious services. The POWs (Prisoners of War) called him "Our Father." On December 23, 1948, the day before Christmas Eve, he was summoned to the Communist staff headquarters and did not return. He was found the next day with his throat cut, tortured and murdered. His remains were transferred to the monastery chapel at Neuburg. The grave marker reads "Martyr of Love."
JOSEF BÖCKMANN, Rudolfstal/Bosanski Aleksandrovac (1910-1945) Priest at Glamoc and Prijedor (Bosnia). Secretly executed.

FRANZ BRUNET, Modosch (1898-1944) Priest at Deutsch-Zerne. Representative of the Belgrade See at Gross-Betschkerek was taken as hostage and executed by the partisans.

FERDINAND GASSMANN, (1914-1946) Franziscan and Missionary took food to the Gakowa liquidation camp. He was arrested by the OZNA (Secret Police of the Partisans), condemned to death and executed.

KARL UNTERREINER, (1897-1944) Teacher of religion at Palanka, Papal Honorary Chaplain, founder of Boy Scout groups and the Bonifatius Society at Budapest (Hungary). Arrested together with 100 German men and, after gruesome torture, executed in the forest near Palanka.

PETER WEBER, (1884-1944) Priest at Karlsdorf. During the "Aktion Intelligenzija" tortured by Red Army soldiers and executed.

ANTON WEISS, (1913-1943) Served as German military chaplain. Captured at Stalingrad (Russia) and executed by the Russian army.

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by ansata1976 » 30 Dec 2009 01:02

I need more information about :

Oberst Friedrich Becker
Major Wolfgang Semmer
Hauptmann Dr Leopold Rettinger
Hauptmann Dr Fritz Lang
Leutnant Ambros Putz
Polizei-Oberleutnant Franz Maier
Oberstleutnant Robert Gostischar
Hauptmann Oskar Bückwich
Polizei-Oberleutnant Karl Proisl
Oberleutnant Johann Fischer
Leutnant Reinhold Wildner
Feldwebel Adam
Holas Bilder
Hüfing
Gestapochef Horländer
Major Dr König

all executed in Yugoslavia

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by dylan » 08 Jan 2010 22:07

Some Dob:

Reinhold Wildner 6/02/1921
Rettinger Leopold 12/07/1898
Putz Ambros 18/12/1901
Proisl Karl 9/07/1911
Maier Franz 7/03/1898
Lang Fritz 12/02/1899
Fischer Johann 16/06/1908
Becker Friedrich 31/10/1898
Buckwich Oskar 26/10/1896

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by ansata1976 » 09 Jan 2010 03:35

Executed 16.07.1948 Sarajevo

Kurt Paul Lütkenmüller 18.12.1921 Salzwedel
Erich Karl Fritz Schwerin 22.03.1921 Kiel
Heinz Masannek 28.09.1921 Gelsenkirchen
Bruno Otto Julius Lütjens 08.08.1910 Hamburg
Walter Eipel 03.09.1893 Berlin
Josef Pähnke 16.05.1921 Oelde
Rolf Baumeister 19.03.1907 Wuppertal
Wilhelm Heinrich Schreer 21.11.1919 Bochum
Kurt Weber 28.01.1916 Dortmund
Friedrich Schmidt 10.05.1887 Würzburg

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by Researcher » 10 Feb 2010 17:24

dylan/ansata1976

Can you confirm the list below (posted by ansata1976) is of executed men. What is the source?

Oberst Friedrich Becker
Major Wolfgang Semmer
Hauptmann Dr Leopold Rettinger
Hauptmann Dr Fritz Lang
Leutnant Ambros Putz
Polizei-Oberleutnant Franz Maier
Oberstleutnant Robert Gostischar
Hauptmann Oskar Bückwich
Polizei-Oberleutnant Karl Proisl
Oberleutnant Johann Fischer
Leutnant Reinhold Wildner
Feldwebel Adam
Holas Bilder
Hüfing
Gestapochef Horländer
Major Dr König


Karl Proisl was an Austrian sprint canoist (1936 Olympic games) - he died in Belgrade 02/12/1949
Up the creek without a paddle? Semmer and Wildner died on the same date.

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by ansata1976 » 11 Feb 2010 10:42

Hi Researcher

My source is the book: Titos Kriegsgefangene von Roland Kaltenegger page 279

"Durch den Augenzeugen Toni Schnütutz aus Meckersheim bei Heidelberg konnten die Namen der Ermordeten festgehalten werden:Oberst Friedrich Becker,Major Wolfgang Semmer, Hauptmann Dr Leopold Rettinger,Hauptmann Dr Fritz Lang, Leutnant Ambros Putz,Polizei-Oberleutnant Franz Maier,Oberstleutnant Robert Gostischar,Hauptmann Oskar Bückwich,Polizei-Oberleutnant Karl Proisl,Oberleutnant Johann Fischer,Leutnant Rinhold Wildner,Feldwebel Adam sowie der Volksdeutsche Holas Bilder.Auf eine willkürliche Anordnung hin wurden zwischen Weihnachten und Neujahr 1949 des Nachts die dreizehn Todeskandidaten aus ihren Zellen im sogenannten Kristallpalast geholt und 800 Meter nördlich an der in die Fruska gora führende Straße bei einer Baumgruppe erschossen."

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by Heimatschuss » 11 Feb 2010 13:56

Hello.

Oberstleutnant Robert Gostischa: Ia of 237. Infanteriedivision. See http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=3841

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by Researcher » 11 Feb 2010 17:40

Hi,
Does the translation suggest that the 13 men were shot between Dec 25 and 31 1949?

Semmer, Proisl and Wildner died 2 Dec, Fischer between 13-16 Dec.
Source: Gräbernachweis des Volksbundes, Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V.
Any thoughts?

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by ansata1976 » 11 Feb 2010 22:12

Hi Researcher,

Perhaps there is only the latest sign of life or the date when they were missing.

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by ansata1976 » 24 Feb 2010 19:14

I need more information:

Wachholz ,Erich Gustav
14.01.1912 in Buchwalde executed 16.07.1946 in Belgrad
Obergefreiter

Are this information correct????????????????

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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by ansata1976 » 21 Mar 2010 22:33

Franz Tritschler 28.12.1897 in Freiburg executed 24.03.1947 in Belgrad

Kurt Sieber Oberst 27.11.1885 in Ober- Adelsdorf executed 20.12.1946 in Belgrad

Heinrich Schulte Hauptmann 23.10.1896 in Campe executed 23.10.1946 in Belgrad

Fritz Kiefer 15.07.1890 in Zell- Weierbach executed 05.05.1947 in Belgrad

Otto Erich Hans Seifert 18.05.1894 in Wessau executed 14.11.1946 in Yugoslavia

Willi Friedrich Sturmscharführer 12.08.1898 in ??? executed 04.04.1947 in Belgrad

Heinrich Hormann Gestapochef 15.06.1911 in Hamburg executed ??.??.1947 in Belgrad

I need a confirmation of this information
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Re: Yugoslav War Crimes Trials of German Officials

Post by ansata1976 » 21 Mar 2010 22:35

I need the date of birth and death and the place of birth and death of:

Paul Duscha
Georg Krammhöller
Sepp Zangel
Franz Wiegel
Hugo Gayd
Emil Vogel
Hermann Farnleitner
Walter Firow
Ernst Ludwig
August Meissner
Karl Böthmer
Adolf Jostel
Pfeiffert
Jakob Zeiger
Karl Heinz Egberts Hilker
Langemann Schulze
Karl Hesse
Johannes Waltzer
Helmut Glaser
Heinrich Christl (commander Geb.Jg.Rgt. 904)
Hans Fleckner
Günther Neubert
Herbst Friedrich
Hering Paul
Hering Walter
Konstasek, Anton
Krah Joachim
Stare Egon
Calsow Karl
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