Justiz und NS-Verbrechen
Nazi Crimes on Trial

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Case Nr.405
Crime Category: NS-Crimes in Detainment Centers, War Crimes
Kolb, August Heinrich 4 Years 3 Months
LG Nürnberg-Fürth 541013
BGH 550624
Country where the crime was committed: Germany
Crime Location: HS KL Sachsenhausen
Crime Date: 42-4504
Victims: Prisoners, Prisoners of War
Nationality: German, Luxembourg, Polish, Soviet, unknown
Agency: Detainment Center Staff KL Sachsenhausen
Subject of the proceeding: Participation of a Schutzhaftlagerführer in the hanging of prisoners on the roll-call square as well as in individual executions of a total of at least 100 persons, who were killed in the factory court-yard by a shot in the back of the neck ('Genickschuss') or by hanging, on orders of the Reich Security Main Office. Shooting of at least 50 prisoners who were unfit for work as well as of 19 Luxembourg policemen who had refused to take the oath of loyalty on Hitler. Participation in the shooting of at least 20 prisoners who fell behind because of exhaustion during an evacuation march in April 1945

Published in Justiz und NS-Verbrechen Vol. XII


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