DDR-Justiz und NS-Verbrechen
Nazi Crimes on Trial

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Case Nr.1421
Crime Category: Final Phase Crimes
Ber., Walter Emil 1 Year
Brä., Paul Felix 5 Years
Eba., Kurt Louis 10 Months
En., Max Otto 15 Years
Fra., Arno Bruno 6 Months
Haa., Arno Richard 9 Months
Kle., Richard Ernst 2 Years
Kre., Otto Hans 1 Year
Ruc., Hans Walter 1½ Years
Sch., Max Louis 6 Months
LG/BG Chemnitz 490708 Az.: (3)StKs9/49 (9/49)
Country where the crime was committed: GDR
Crime Location: Reitzenhain, Schmiedeberg, Steinbach
Crime Date: 4504
Victims: Prisoners
Nationality: unknown
Agency: Police Gendarmerie Steinbach, Volkssturm Steinbach
Subject of the proceeding: Conducting a search for several days, for prisoners who, during a strafer attack, had fled to the woods of Reitzenhain from a railway transport from KL Buchenwald to Komotau. The captured prisoners were mishandled, prisoners trying to escape were shot at and a wounded prisoner was shot and killed. During the first day more than 100 prisoners were captured and driven to Reitzenhain. In the following days more prisoners were captured and taken to the Gestapo in Annaberg. The SS shot about 25 exhausted prisoners

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


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