Justiz und NS-Verbrechen
Nazi Crimes on Trial

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Case Nr.505
Crime Category: NS-Crimes in Detainment Centers
Chmielewski, Karl life sentence
J., Walter Acquittal
LG Ansbach 610411
Country where the crime was committed: Austria
Crime Location: HS KL Gusen I
Crime Date: 40-42
Victims: Prisoners, Jews
Nationality: Austrian, Polish, Spanish, unknown
Agency: Detainment Center Staff KL Gusen I
Subject of the proceeding: Killing of at least 242 prisoners, who were ill and unfit for work, by means of 'killing-through-bathing actions' ('Totbadeaktionen'), during which the prisoners were hosed down with cold water by extremely cold temperatures. Drowning of at least 40 prisoners in barrels and cauldrons. Fatal mishandling of a prisoner who had been absent during roll-call

Published in Justiz und NS-Verbrechen Vol. XVII


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