Justiz und NS-Verbrechen
Nazi Crimes on Trial

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Case Nr.869
Crime Category: Mass Extermination Crimes in Camps, NS Crimes in Detainment Centers, War Crimes
Ell., Thomas 3 Years
Gro., Heinrich Walter Gustav Acquittal
Hac., Hermann 10 Years
Läc., Hildegard Martha Luise 12 Years
Lau., Emil Josef 8 Years
Pet., Fritz Heinrich 4 Years
Ryan b. Braunsteiner, Hermine Life Sentence
Stri., Arnold Georg 3½ Years
Vil., Heinz Hermann Karl 6 Years
LG Düsseldorf 810630
Country where the crime was committed: Poland
Crime Location: HS KL Majdanek
Crime Date:
Victims: Jews, Prisoners, POW's
Nationality: Polish, German , Greek, Soviet, unknown
Agency: Detainment Center Staff KL Majdanek
Subject of the proceeding: Killing of 200-400 epidemic patients ('Typhoid Operation'). Selection and subsequent gassing of at least 1000 female Jews who were no longer capable of work as well as of survivors of the ghetto uprising. Gassing of a total of at least 200 Jewish children (partially with their mothers) during three operations. Killing of at least 17.000 Jews who were driven into three mass graves, forced to lie on top of each other and then shot ('Operation Harvest Festival'). Selection and shooting of 3000 Jews sent to the camp for execution by the SSPF Lublin. Shooting of 42 Soviet POW's after 86 POW's had managed to escape from the camp. Shooting of groups of civilians who were delivered into the camp by the Sipo after their arrest as (suspected) partisans or other opponents of the NS regime. Multiple single killings of prisoners through hanging, shooting, strangling, gassing, battering to death or drowning

Published in Justiz und NS-Verbrechen Vol. XLIV


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