Justiz und NS-Verbrechen
Nazi Crimes on Trial

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Case Nr.903
Crime Category: NS Crimes in Detainment Centers
Ot., Wolfgang Acquittal
LG Düsseldorf 880829
LG Krefeld 860515
BGH 870325
Country where the crime was committed: Germany
Crime Location: HS KL Buchenwald
Crime Date:
Victims: Prisoners
Nationality: German
Agency: Detainment Center Staff KL Buchenwald
Subject of the proceeding: Shooting of former KPD chairman and Reichstag representative Ernst Thälmann who had been held in 'protective custody' since the Spring of 1933, on orders of Hitler

Published in Justiz und NS-Verbrechen Vol. XLVII


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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