Justiz und NS-Verbrechen
Nazi Crimes on Trial

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Case Nr.360
Crime Category: Judicial Crimes
M., Walter Acquittal
LG Bonn 530617
OGHBZ 490510
LG Bonn 500313
BGH 521216
Country where the crime was committed: Germany
Crime Location: Köln
Crime Date: 33-45
Victims: Jews, Civilians, unknown
Nationality: German, unknown
Agency: Judiciary Landgericht Köln
Subject of the proceeding: Influencing the administration of justice as well as inducement to perversion of justice and to betrayal of the confidentiality of consultation, by the president of the Cologne district court, in that - among other things - he lectured judges, especially those at the Sondergericht, on their duties and on the military necessity of harsh punishments, in an improper manner; in that he sharply criticized sentences considered too mild during so-called judges' assemblies, or in private talks with individual judges; in that he had himself briefed about the voting in the judges' chambers and reprimanded judges for voting 'too mildly', and in that he prompted judges to impose the (death)penalties, wished for by the Gauleiter

Published in Justiz und NS-Verbrechen Vol. XI


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