DDR-Justiz und NS-Verbrechen
Nazi Crimes on Trial

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Case Nr.1060
Crime Category: Mass Extermination Crimes in Camps, NS-Crimes in Detainment Centers
Fischer, Dr.med. Horst Paul Sylvester Death Sentence
Ob. Gericht der DDR 660325
Country where the crime was committed: Poland
Crime Location: KL Auschwitz I, KL Auschwitz III, KL Blechhammer, KL Eintrachthütte, KL Gleiwitz I, KL Golleschau, KL Janinagrube, KL Jawischowitz, KL Jaworzno, KL Laurahütte
Crime Date: 4211-450118
Victims: Jews, Prisoners
Nationality: unknown (not mentioned in the judgment)
Agency: KL Auschwitz
Subject of the proceeding: Participation, as camp physician of KL Auschwitz, in the killing of tens of thousands of prisoners of different nationalities by performing selections at the ramp, in the prison hospital, on the roll-call grounds (Appellplatz), in the barracks as well as among the work units, and by supervising the subsequent gassing of the selected victims. Additionally: consent to punishment by flogging in 71 instances

Published in DDR-Justiz und NS-Verbrechen vol. II


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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