Heinz Lammerding trial

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Heinz Lammerding trial

Post by wright61 » 25 Mar 2004 22:00

Qoute from Reynolds Sons of The Reich
"Heinz Lammerding, the commander of Das Reich at the time of the Oradour-sur-glane massacre,was indicted by the french in 1951, but the British refused to hand him over for trial.He was sentenced to death in absentia."
Anyone know why the british refused to hand him over and if so was it reasonable not to do so.

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Post by David Thompson » 25 Mar 2004 23:34

robert.wright46 -- I think Reynolds has got both his information and the date of the proceeding wrong.

When the French tried to extradite Lammerding, he fled and couldn't be found. Here's what I have on the fellow:

Lammerding, Heinz (27.8.1905-13.1.1971) [SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS] -- NSDAP: 722395; SS; 247063; chief of staff, SS and police anti-partisan units in central Russia 1943-1944; commander, 2nd SS Panzer Division "Das Reich" Jan 1944-Jan 1945; commander, 38th SS Panzergrenadier Division "Niebelung" 1945 [Knights Cross 1943] {French extradition request on charges of responsibility for the 1944 Oradour-sur-Glane massacre and the reprisal hangings of 92 Frenchmen at Tulle 1944 refused by West Germany 31 Jan 1953 (NYT 1 Feb 1953:25:1; NYT 28 Feb 1953:3:3); extradition proceedings begun by British 18 Feb 1953 (NYT 19 Feb 1953:7:5); arrest warrant issued by British 27 Feb 1953 but Lammerding's whereabouts unknown (NYT 28 Feb 1953:3:3); sentenced to death in absentia by a French court in Bordeaux for war crimes committed while he was commander of the 2nd SS Panzer Division "Das Reich," including the hanging of 99 resistance prisoners during the May 1944 "Blood and Ashes" anti-partisan campaign and the massacre and destruction at the village of Oradour-sur-Glane in June, 1944 [Lammerding's units had also participated in the mass murders of Jews and other civilians in central Russia]; died of cancer at Bad Toelz (Tölz) 13 Jan 1971 (Soldiers of Destruction 321n, 349; SS: Roll of Infamy pps. 105-106; Waffen-SS Commanders II, pps. 73-7; Dienstaltersliste der Schutzstaffel der NSDAP [9 Nov 1944]).}
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Post by wright61 » 25 Mar 2004 23:47

Thanks for the info very interesting

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Post by David Thompson » 25 Mar 2004 23:48

Part 2 (all clippings from the New York Times):
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