DDR-Justiz und NS-Verbrechen
Nazi Crimes on Trial

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Case Nr.1064
Crime Category: Mass Extermination Crimes in Camps, NS-Crimes in Detainment Centers
Anhalt, Hans life sentence
LG/BG Erfurt 640720
Ob. Gericht der DDR 640821
Country where the crime was committed: Poland
Crime Location: KL Auschwitz, during the evacuation march from KL Auschwitz to Silesia
Crime Date: 42-4501
Victims: Jews, Prisoners
Nationality: unknown
Agency: KL Auschwitz
Subject of the proceeding: Mishandling of prisoners, in some cases resulting in their deaths. Shooting of at least eight prisoners while performing guard duty with a labor unit working outside the camp. Participation in the selection of Jews on the arrival ramp and subsequent leading of the selected victims to the gas chamber. Mishandling and shooting of prisoners who refused to enter the gas chamber. Selection of prisoners for medical experiments on orders of Dr. Mengele. Causing the live burning of at least ten prisoners caught in the act of bartering. Shooting and slaying of prisoners lagging behind on the evacuation march of January 1945

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


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