Justiz und NS-Verbrechen
Nazi Crimes on Trial

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Case Nr.126
Crime Category: NS-Crimes in Detainment Centers
Cassebaum, Otto 15 Years
LG Dortmund 490308
Country where the crime was committed: Germany
Crime Location: Dortmund, Berlin
Crime Date: 33-37, 43
Victims: Prisoners, Civilians
Nationality: German
Agency: Police Political Police Dortmund, Gestapo Dortmund, Kripo Berlin
Subject of the proceeding: Mishandling of political prisoners (mostly KPD-members) during 'intensified interrogations'; mishandling and statement extortion during the course of investigations against a civilian for defeatist remarks. As a result, the person concerned was sentenced to death by the Volksgerichtshof after declaring under oath that his confession to the police had come about without any pressure having been exerted upon him

Published in Justiz und NS-Verbrechen Vol. IV


The court decision(s) of this case can be found in the printed volumes of the series or (on-line) here.