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Post by Markus » 22 Aug 2005 17:44

Hi,

Hope somebody can help me…

the list below shows names of defendants sentenced to death in various Dachau trials.
Does anybody know if this guys were executed or there the sentences of some of them were later commuted?
I would appreciate if you also could add the date of execution respectively the date of release

Thanks in advance & greetings from germany
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Dachau Concentration camp

Stinglwagner, Anton (Case No. 000-Dachau-1 / Tried 14. Aug. 1947)

Flyer – Lynching – Cases

Bock, Wilhelm (Case 12-1106 / tried 13. Nov. 1946)
Bruns, Curt (Case 6-56 / Tried 7. April 1945)
Curdts, Eduard Karl (Case 12-1733 / Tried 23. Jan 1947)
Endres, Norbert (Case 12-1393 B & 12-1034-1 & 12-1462 & 12-2701 & 000-12-63 / tried 1o Oct. 1947)
Engelhardt, Gustav (Case 12-2283 / Tried 30 Aug. 1946)
Feldmeier, Waldemar (Case 12-3205 / Tried 14. April 1947)
Gartmann, Max Bruno (Case 12-2823 / Tried 3 June 1947)
Gierens, Matthias (Case 12-2422 / Tried 2 June 1945)
Haehnert, Fritz (Case 12-1395 / Tried 22 Feb. 1947)
Hammer, Albert (Case 12-1393 B & 12-1034-1 & 12-1462 & 12-2701 & 000-12-63 / tried 1o Oct. 1947)
Hartmann, Nikolaus (Case 12-2074 / Tried 20. Mar 1946)
Heidmann, Gustav (Case 12-1422 / tried 9. July 1946)
Henkel, Karl (Case 12-1397 / Tried 17 July 1945)
Kalte, Georg (Case 12-1397 / Tried 17 July 1945)
Kohn, Peter (Case 12-2422 / Tried 2 June 1945)
Krein, Matthias (Case 12-2422 / Tried 2 June 1945)
Langeloh, Wilhelm (alias Felix Bauer) (Case 12-3121 / Tried 11 April 1947)
Loser, Johann (Case 12-1397 / Tried 17 July 1945)
Mette, Erich (Case 12-1812 / Tried 17 Jan 1947)
Moller, Reinhard (Case 12-2283 / Tried 30 Aug. 1946)
Montscher, Franz (Case 12-2581 / Tried 15 May 1947)
Mueller, Erich (Case 12-3205 / Tried 14. April 1947)
Mueller, Ernst (Case 12-485 / tried 19 Mar. 1946)
Mueller, Fritz (Case 12-931 / Tried 7. Mar. 1947)
Parzyk, Gotthardt (Case 12-13?7) / tried 4 April 1947)
Plitt, Wilhelm (Case 12-1397 / Tried 17 July 1945)
Pohla, Fritz (Case 12-1745 / Tried 3. April 1946)
Reinke, Alwin (Case 12-2337 / Tried 30 Jan. 1947)
Salzmann, Friedrich (Case 12-1299 / Tried 25 April 1946)
Schosser, Anton (Case 12-1149 / Tried 14 Sept. 1945)
Singer, Albert (Case 12-1299 / Tried 25 April 1946)
Vogler, Ernst (Case 12-1745 / tried 3 April 1946)
Wolf, Hugo (Case 11-96 / Tried 16. May 1947)

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Post by Researcher » 22 Aug 2005 19:47

Hi Markus,

To get you started . .

Stinglwagner, Anton (Case No. 000-Dachau-1 / Tried 14. Aug. 1947) Death sentence commuted to life impr Feb 1948.
Krein, Matthias (Case 12-2422 / Tried 2 June 1945) Death sentence commuted to life impr June 1945.
Pohla, Fritz (Case 12-1745 / Tried 3. April 1946) Death sentence commuted to life impr June 1946.
Vogler, Ernst (Case 12-1745 / tried 3 April 1946) Death sentence commuted to life impr June 1946.
Mette, Erich (Case 12-1812 / Tried 17 Jan 1947) Death sentence commuted to life impr July 1947.

Bock, Wilhelm (Case 12-1106 / tried 13. Nov. 1946) Executed 3 April 1947

Henkel, Karl (Case 12-1397 / Tried 17 July 1945) Acquitted at this trial
Kalte, Georg (Case 12-1397 / Tried 17 July 1945) Acquitted at this trial
Plitt, Wilhelm (Case 12-1397 / Tried 17 July 1945) Acquitted at this trial

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Post by David Thompson » 22 Aug 2005 20:38

Markus -- You asked:
Does anybody know if this guys were executed or there the sentences of some of them were later commuted?

You may find this earlier thread helpful on executions:

Landsberg executions
viewtopic.php?p=206644

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Post by Markus » 22 Aug 2005 21:17

Hi Researcher,

thanks, your hints have really helped me a lot! :)

It`s almost surprising that against my sources Henkel, Kalte, Loser and Plitt were aquitted instead of convicted in their case, but this does correspond with my info that only Hafner and Bury were executed on the 19th Novembre 1945 in Landesberg.

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Post by Markus » 22 Aug 2005 21:20

Hi David,

thanks, but I` have taken this list already in consideration.

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Post by David Thompson » 23 Aug 2005 03:27

Researcher -- You wrote:
Henkel, Karl (Case 12-1397 / Tried 17 July 1945) Acquitted at this trial
Kalte, Georg (Case 12-1397 / Tried 17 July 1945) Acquitted at this trial
Plitt, Wilhelm (Case 12-1397 / Tried 17 July 1945) Acquitted at this trial

My information on that trial [12-1397 (US vs. Albert [Alfred] Bury et al)] is different. From the JuNSV site (Dachau Trials) at http://www1.jur.uva.nl/junsv/JuNSVEng/D ... 0start.htm

Nazi Crimes on Trial
'Dachau Trials'
Trials by U.S. Army Courts in Europe 1945 - 1948

File Number: US105
Review Date: 4509
Case Number: 12-1397 (US vs. Albert [Alfred] Bury et al)
Crime Category: War Crimes
Accused:
Bury, Albert [Alfred] - Death Sentence
Hafner, Wilhelm - Death Sentence
Henkel, Karl - Death Sentence
Kalte, Georg - Death Sentence
Loser, Johann - Death Sentence
Plitt, Wilhelm - Death Sentence
Court: General Military Commission at Freising, Germany 450715
Country where the crime had been committed: Germany
Crime Location: Langenselbold (Kreis Hanau)
Crime Date: 441212
Victim: POW
Nationality: American
Office: Police; Langenselbold (reserve) police officials; Civil Administration, Landrat Kreis Heinau
Subject of the proceeding: After an air attack on Hanau an American airman parachuted to earth and was immediately captured by a group of civilians and taken to the office of the accused, Albert Bury, police chief of Langenselbold. Bury, on general orders of the accused Kalte and Loser, ordered the accused Hafner, Henkel and Plitt to kill the flyer. The victim was taken into the nearby woods and shot


Markus -- Sorry. I couldn't tell from your post what you had already seen. I don't know whether you've seen the site referenced here, but it's been helpful to me.

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Post by Ludger » 23 Aug 2005 11:23

David Thompson wrote:Researcher -- You wrote:
Henkel, Karl (Case 12-1397 / Tried 17 July 1945) Acquitted at this trial
Kalte, Georg (Case 12-1397 / Tried 17 July 1945) Acquitted at this trial
Plitt, Wilhelm (Case 12-1397 / Tried 17 July 1945) Acquitted at this trial

My information on that trial [12-1397 (US vs. Albert [Alfred] Bury et al)] is different. From the JuNSV site (Dachau Trials) at http://www1.jur.uva.nl/junsv/JuNSVEng/D ... 0start.htm

Nazi Crimes on Trial
'Dachau Trials'
Trials by U.S. Army Courts in Europe 1945 - 1948

File Number: US105
Review Date: 4509
Case Number: 12-1397 (US vs. Albert [Alfred] Bury et al)
Crime Category: War Crimes
Accused:
Bury, Albert [Alfred] - Death Sentence
Hafner, Wilhelm - Death Sentence

Henkel, Karl - Death Sentence
Kalte, Georg - Death Sentence
Loser, Johann - Death Sentence
Plitt, Wilhelm - Death Sentence
Court: General Military Commission at Freising, Germany 450715
Country where the crime had been committed: Germany
Crime Location: Langenselbold (Kreis Hanau)
Crime Date: 441212
Victim: POW
Nationality: American
Office: Police; Langenselbold (reserve) police officials; Civil Administration, Landrat Kreis Heinau
Subject of the proceeding: After an air attack on Hanau an American airman parachuted to earth and was immediately captured by a group of civilians and taken to the office of the accused, Albert Bury, police chief of Langenselbold. Bury, on general orders of the accused Kalte and Loser, ordered the accused Hafner, Henkel and Plitt to kill the flyer. The victim was taken into the nearby woods and shot


Markus -- Sorry. I couldn't tell from your post what you had already seen. I don't know whether you've seen the site referenced here, but it's been helpful to me.



Bury was Polizeipräsident in Langenselboldt and Hafner policeman in Langenselboldt. Both were executed 19.11.1945

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Post by Markus » 23 Aug 2005 14:59

Hi David,

Thanks for your tips.
The site you are referring to seems to be very inaccurate here and there, so be alarmed in respect of historical research. One example are the putative death sentences imposed on kalte, Loser and plitt in case 12-1397.
According to your post “American military tribunals at Dachau 1945-1949”, they were not even tried. (Maybe dismissed or a case of nolle prosequi?)
This incorrectness concerning the Bury/Hafner-trail could be corroborated with a lot of other sources of information:
http://www.ess.uwe.ac.uk/WCC/bury.htm
To give another example it is also listed that Ludwig Firmenich was sentenced to death in 12-1115 on this site. In fact he got life!

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Post by Markus » 23 Aug 2005 15:22

Sorry David,

Kalte, Loser & Plitt are among your list of Dachau defendants

My fault!

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Post by David Thompson » 23 Aug 2005 18:01

Markus and Researcher -- Double-checking on case 12-1397, a contemporary news story in the New York Times published 18 Jul 1945, p. 8, column 3, suggests (without naming the men) that Henkel, Kalte, Loser and Plitt were acquitted in the trial.
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Post by Researcher » 23 Aug 2005 20:24

Markus,

Here are a few more cleared up for you:

Endres, Norbert (Case 12-1393 B & 12-1034-1 & 12-1462 & 12-2701 & 000-12-63 / tried 1o Oct. 1947) Death sentence commuted to Life impr. June 1948.
Montscher, Franz (Case 12-2581 / Tried 15 May 1947) Death sentence commuted to Life impr. Feb 1948.
Salzmann, Friedrich (Case 12-1299 / Tried 25 April 1946) Death sentence commuted to Life impr. Mar 1947.
Singer, Albert (Case 12-1299 / Tried 25 April 1946) Death sentence commuted to Life impr. Mar 1947.

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Post by Markus » 06 Sep 2005 14:04

Thanks,

still remaining so far:

Curdts, Eduard Karl (Case 12-1733 / Tried 23. Jan 1947)
Engelhardt, Gustav (Case 12-2283 / Tried 30 Aug. 1946)
Feldmeier, Waldemar (Case 12-3205 / Tried 14. April 1947)
Gartmann, Max Bruno (Case 12-2823 / Tried 3 June 1947)
Gierens, Matthias (Case 12-2422 / Tried 2 June 1945)
Haehnert, Fritz (Case 12-1395 / Tried 22 Feb. 1947)
Hammer, Albert (Case 12-1393 B & 12-1034-1 & 12-1462 & 12-2701 & 000-12-63 / tried 1o Oct. 1947)
Hartmann, Nikolaus (Case 12-2074 / Tried 20. Mar 1946)
Heidmann, Gustav (Case 12-1422 / tried 9. July 1946)
Henkel, Karl (Case 12-1397 / Tried 17 July 1945)
Kohn, Peter (Case 12-2422 / Tried 2 June 1945)
Langeloh, Wilhelm (alias Felix Bauer) (Case 12-3121 / Tried 11 April 1947)
Moller, Reinhard (Case 12-2283 / Tried 30 Aug. 1946)
Mueller, Erich (Case 12-3205 / Tried 14. April 1947)
Mueller, Ernst (Case 12-485 / tried 19 Mar. 1946)
Mueller, Fritz (Case 12-931 / Tried 7. Mar. 1947)
Parzyk, Gotthardt (Case 12-13?7) / tried 4 April 1947)
Reinke, Alwin (Case 12-2337 / Tried 30 Jan. 1947)
Schosser, Anton (Case 12-1149 / Tried 14 Sept. 1945)

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Post by Researcher » 06 Sep 2005 18:48

Hi Markus,

Feldmeier, Waldemar (Case 12-3205 / Tried 14. April 1947) was sentenced to Life imprisonment NOT Death.
Hartmann, Nikolaus (Case 12-2074 / Tried 20. Mar 1946) was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment NOT Death.
Heidmann, Gustav (Case 12-1422 / tried 9. July 1946) Death sentence commuted to Life imprisonment in June 1947.
Henkel, Karl (Case 12-1397 / Tried 17 July 1945) Acquitted at this trial
Mueller, Erich (Case 12-3205 / Tried 14. April 1947) was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment NOT Death.
Mueller, Fritz (Case 12-931 / Tried 7. Mar. 1947) Death sentence commuted to Life imprisonment in Feb 1948.
Parzyk, Gotthardt (Case 12-13?7) / tried 4 April 1947) Death sentence commuted to Life imprisonment in April 1948.

The other 12 men were all executed.

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Post by dylan » 06 Sep 2005 18:49

Some more

Feldmeier Waldemar sentenced to life 20 okt 1947.
Hartmann Nikolaus sentenced reduced from 25 to 20 years 11 june 1946.
Heidmann Gustav sentenced to life 19 june 1947.
Henkel Karl Acquitted.
Mueller Erich sentenced to 20 years 18 okt 1947.
Mueller Fritz sentenced to life 12 feb 1948.
Parzyk Gotthardt sentenced to life 16 april 1947.

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Post by Markus » 07 Sep 2005 13:36

Hi Researcher & Dylan

first of all thanks a lot for your helpful informations.

According to my researches, Waldemar Feldmeier was executed on the 5th Novembre 1948 along with a certain Hartmann (Nikolaus?) in Landsberg. Could it be Feldmeier was tried twice? In fact I found serveral defendants who served in various concentration camps or were involved in different flyer lynchings and tried and convicted two times (for example Paul Winkler received the death sentence in case 12-1915 and later again in case 12-551).

Will check the list of trails again…

Note that your posts contradict in certain aspects (Gotthardt Parzyk death sentence later commuted to life or life – sentence)

Sincerely
Markus

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