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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by ansata1976 » 11 May 2018 19:12

The lists I posted are not official lists. This lists are composed by myself with all the information I collected before. So there is no guarantee of completeness. Add ons are always welcome.

Executed in Tarnow for war crimes:
26.10.1945 Michael Klein (28.09.1910 in Orlowicze) member of Hilfspolizei in Skrzyszewo
08.08.1946 Max Zimmermann (07.07.1919) member of Jewish police (persecution of Jewish)
05.06.1948 Georg (Jerzy) Josef Kastura (21.05.1915 in Kattowitz) member Waffen-SS + Gestapo in Tarnow
08.07.1948 Heinrich Süssdorf (06.03.1907 in Koszajec) member Gendarmerie in Tarnobrzeg + Debica
09.11.1948 Wilhelm Heinrich Rommelmann (01.07.1907 in Häverstedt) SS-Hauptscharführer, member of Gestapo in Tarnow
10.02.1951 Gotthold Stein (25.09.1892 in Berlin) commander of the labour camp in Mielec

Executed in Biała Podlaska for war crimes:
10.06.1948 Karl Hildemann (07.09.1901 in Müncheberg) SS-Hauptsturmführer, member of Gestapo in Biała Podlaska
15.11.1948 Bernard Mallach (30.04.1888)

Executed in Trzemeszno for war crimes:
22.03.1946 Anna Martin (05.04.1891 in Pleszewie) Denunciation of Poles in Dzierzaznia
22.03.1946 Otto Nest (28.06.1881 in Glogau) member SA + mayor in Gebice
08.03.1947 Max Zühlke (26.03.1904 in Glozyn)
08.10.1947 Gustav Lupke (10.06.1905 in Czewojowa)
10.12.1947 Friedrich Henke (03.03.1881 in Galczyna -) member NSDAP in district Znin/Dietfurt

Executed in Rogozno for war crimes:
12.09.1945 Emil Heyn (18.06.1895 in Wymysław) member Selbstschutz in Zacharzynie
13.09.1945 Erich Abraham (23.05.1904 in Studzicach) deputy commander of SA in Zacharzyna
22.01.1946 Paul Lewitzki (28.08.1910) head of the local prison in Chodziez

Executed in Zamosc for war crimes:
15.07.1946 Karl Salaryc (04.06.1922 - Zamosc) member Waffen-SS, Dorfführer
28.06.1947 Jan Siering (31.01.1924 in Posen) member of Gendarmerie in Zamosc Stary
23.02.1948 Hans Jürgen Schulz (29.05.1914 in Torgau) SS-Untersturmführer of Gestapo in Zamosc
19.08.1949 Peter Dabeck (23.09.1901) staff of prison in Zamosc

Executed in Dzialdowo for war crimes:
19.11.1947 Hermann Wilhelm Czulkowski (19.07.1905 in Wadowo) Gestapo agent
20.02.1948 Otto Schulz (15.05.1904 in Konirejcu) member of Gendarmerie in district Mlawa + Sierpce
07.12.1949 Siegmund Studzinski (02.11.1898) member Sipo

update:
Executed in Wroclaw for war crimes:
22.01.1946 Ernst-Ludwig Dickmann (07.07.1911 in Rangersdorf) Kreisleiter von Neumarkt
11.02.1946 Theodor Schulz (09.11.1920) Oberkapo in Landeshut
17.10.1946 Elsa Heim (20.09.1913 in Gnadenfrei (Niederschlesien)) Lagerführerin in Peterswaldau (Pieszyce)
10.12.1946 Hans Kaufmann (06.05.1925) member Wehrwolf
08.11.1947 Jakob Morhardt (23.03.1899 in Czerniowitz) SS-Unterscharführer in subcamp Fünfteichen
20.11.1947 Arthur Günzel (21.03.1898 in Hirschberg)
10.06.1948 Max Weiss (22.06.1897 in Breslau) SS-Oberscharführer in KZ Groß-Rosen
10.07.1948 Eduard Kischlat (17.09.1886 in Essen-Kupferdreh) guard in KZ Gross Rosen (Kommando Cunnersdorf)
14.07.1948 Wilhelm Grudker (27.06.1899 in Abendorf ) shooting of Soviet prisoners



Are you only interested in information about men + women extradited to Poland or are you interested in information about all criminals?
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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by George_W » 11 May 2018 20:22

Thank You for the reply.

I'm looking for informations mainly about those who were earlier extradited to Poland.

From the lists posted above only Karl Hildemann, Wilhelm Rommelmann and Hans Jürgen Schulz were extradited by the US authorities and Gotthold Stein was extradited by the British.

Small updates:

According to my informations Stein, hanged in Tarnów, was the guard in factory / labour camp in Mielec. It is possible that he was the chief of guards in that factory.

Hildemann, hanged in Biała Podlaska, was probably only SS-Ostuf not SS-Hstuf. His SS card from his file did not indicate that he was ever promoted to SS-Hstuf.

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by ansata1976 » 11 May 2018 20:44

Thank you for your update George.

Do you know the place of execution of:

Josef Grzimek (10.11.1905 in Oberglogau – executed 18.02.1950) SS-Unterscharführer in KZ Plaszow

Was he hanged in Warsaw?
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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by George_W » 11 May 2018 20:48

I suspected that he was hanged in Warsaw, but i've found an information (unfortunately i do not remember where exactly) that he may have died in prison before the execution.

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by ansata1976 » 11 May 2018 20:49

In my sources Josef Grzimek was executed (only the place is missing). For 90% I am sure that he was hanged in Warsaw.

Regarding Gotthold Stein the Bundesarchiv give only the information: "... Angestellter in der PZL-Fabrik in Mielec..."

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by ansata1976 » 11 May 2018 20:59

Do you know the SS-rank + place of execution of:

Maximilian Otto Paul Zeinert (08.02.1906 in Bielawy – executed 02.11.1946) member Waffen-SS in Bielawy

What was the rank of:

Josef Fortel (27.02.1905 in Grodno - executed 23.02.1948 in Elk) member Gestapo Radom

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by George_W » 11 May 2018 21:07

I don't have any info about these men, sorry.

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by ansata1976 » 11 May 2018 21:49

Executed in Suwalki for war crimes:
19.07.1946 Martin Szymanczyk (12.11.1897 in Przejma Wielka) member SA in Przyjmie Wielkie
03.09.1946 Julian Mikolun (24.11.1900) member SA + mayor in Sokolow
21.04.1949 Jan Mazurek (27.06.1909 in Warne) German policeman in Augustow

Executed in Ostrów Wielkopolski for war crimes:
25.06.1945 Christian Jouanne (07.12.1912 in Bruchsal.) mayor of Pleszew
03.06.1947 Walter Paternoster (12.05.1902 in Rauschau) SS-Obersturmführer in Ostrowo
20.01.1949 Siegmund Zapart (18.11.1925) Kapo in KZ Gusen
19.09.1949 Paul Sosnicki-Kiefner (23.05.1888 in Adelnau) deputy mayor in Odolanow

Executed in Sosnowice for war crimes:
13.06.1945 Oskar Drabik (26.06.1889) mayor in Mokre
13.06.1945 Erich Fortuna (30.11.1907 in Mikolow)
23.08.1945 Arthur Depte (14.06.1887) denunciation + brutal treatment of Poles
10.07.1946 Klara Kowalska (10.06.1899)
04.07.1947 Heinrich Höflinger (07.07.1891 in Spiegelberg) member Kripo in Sosnowitz
12.08.1947 Waclav Bajor (07.08.1905) murder, arrest + deportation of Jews in the district Brzeg/Brieg



Executed in Starogard Gdański for war crimes:
03.12.1945 Lucja Urban (14.01.1901) denunciation of Poles
30.01.1946 Hermann Klatt (19.11.1877 in Grabowska Huta) member NSDAP + SA in district Dirschau
19.02.1946 Siegmund Krause (03.03.1925) Gestapo agent in Dirschau
28.09.1946 Wilhelm Maier (02.09.1906 in Nowy Barkoczyn) arrest + torture of Poles in district Dirschau
05.10.1946 Ewald Kickel (13.09.1908 in Bobrowiec) member Selbstschutz + Waffen-SS
11.05.1949 Emil Steinborn (22.05.1904 in Bukowina) member Waffen-SS
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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by ansata1976 » 11 May 2018 22:51

I am interested in more information about:

Arthur Sadowski (maybe 23.06.1908) member Gestapo (sentenced to life imprisonment 1947 in Piotrkow or Tomaszow)
Edmund Kwapisz 14.12.1919 death sentence 1947 in Piotrkow (Tomaszow)
Heinrich Pudell member SA sentenced to life imprisonment 1947 in Piotrkow
Alfred Kunkel member Sonderdienst (sentenced to life imprisonment 1947 in Piotrkow or Tomaszow Maz.)

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by George_W » 12 May 2018 07:24

I do not have any info about the men mentioned above but i have a little problem with the place "Ostrow Sosnowice". It could be Ostrów Wielkopolski or Sosnowiec. i suspect that it could be a spelling mistake.

From the list You posted above only Sośnicki-Kiefner, hanged in Ostrów Wielkopolski, was extradited earlier from the Soviet zone in Germany and Heinrich Höflinger was extradited by the US authorities.

In Biała Podlaska could also be hanged Albert Derm, member Gestapo in that city but i'm not sure if he was sentenced to death and executed in Poland at all.

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by George_W » 12 May 2018 13:02

I also suspect that the place of birth of Hugo Schöning, hanged in Warsaw, as "Szniwalde" is incorrect. It is quite interesting but i have info that he was born in Schöning. There is a place with such name in Germany in Nordrhein-Westfalen, so it is possible.

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by ansata1976 » 12 May 2018 13:56

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by George_W » 12 May 2018 14:05

Thanks, but certainly the place "Szniwalde" does not exist. There is no place with that name. Probably it is the spelling error or it was written phonetic without checking the correctness in other sources. Such errors were unfortunately often in Polish documents from that times (incorrect writing of German surnames, places etc.).

I suspect that the name of his birthplace may have sounded quite similar to "Szniwalde" and was written as "Szniwalde".

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by ansata1976 » 12 May 2018 14:25

But there are several places in Germany with the name Schönwalde (Szniwalde=Schönwalde).

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Re: Poland War Crime Trials

Post by George_W » 12 May 2018 14:29

I agree. It could be incorrect writing of Schönwalde, Schnellwalde or something like that.

George
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