Justiz und NS-Verbrechen
Nazi Crimes on Trial

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Case Nr.489
Crime Category: Final Phase Crimes
B., Siegwald Acquittal
Matthes, Gottfried H.W. life sentence
LG Berlin 600128
BGH 610425
Country where the crime was committed: Poland
Crime Location: Ottmachau
Crime Date: 4504
Victims: Mentally Disabled
Nationality: Polish
Agency: NSDAP Kreisleitung Grottkau, Schupo Ottmachau, Volkssturm Grottkau
Subject of the proceeding: Poisoning and shooting of 26 mentally ill patients during the evacuation of St. Josefs hospital in Ottmachau, shortly before the arrival of the Soviet troops

Published in Justiz und NS-Verbrechen Vol. XVI


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

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