by sekudlyda » 29 Nov 2019 14:31
A new book entitled "The Hidden Nazi" by Dean Reuter makes a compelling case that the U.S. Army helped SS Obergruppenfuhrer Hans Kammler escape justice after the war. Kammler supposedly committed suicide in Czechoslovakia in early May 1945. If true, America intentionally assisted another Nazi war criminal evade trial after the war as it did with Gestapo officers Klaus Barbie and Rudolf Mildner, both guilty of war crimes in occupied France and Poland, respectively.
There are a number of Nazi war criminals whose fates recorded in most records I've seen are incorrect. For instance, Bruno Skierka is listed as having been hanged at Landsberg Prison by the U.S. Army after having been sentenced to death at Dachau for crimes he committed at Flossenberg concentration camp. In fact, Skierka's death sentence was reduced and he was released from Landsberg in the early to mid-1950s.
Karl Buck was sentenced to death by the British military and said to have been executed by firing squad on August 3, 1946, when in fact his sentence was eventually reduced and he, too, was freed. So, too, Max Rostock, supposedly sentenced to death by the Czechs and hanged in Prague in 1951. Rostock, like his fellow SS officers Skierka and Buck, was not executed but eventually released from Czech custody.
Another name is SS Standartenfuhrer Hermann Florstedt, one of Majdanek's commandants as well as deputy commandant of Buchenwald. He was sentenced to death by the SS for corruption and said to have been shot by an SS firing squad at Buchenwald on April 15, 1945. However, Buchenwald was liberated by American forces on April 11, 1945. Any thoughts from members of this forum?