'Dachau Trials'
Trials by U.S. Army Courts in Europe 1945 - 1948

File Number: US094
Review Date:
Case Number:
12-1182-2 (US vs. Karl Otto)
Crime Category:
War Crimes
Karl, Otto - Acquittal + 5 Years
General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470501-470506
Country where the crime had been committed:
Crime Location:
Neckarsulm, Durrenzimmern
Crime Date:
450322, 450324
Wehrmacht, Commanding Officer of the Military Post and Barracks at Neckarsulm
Subject of the proceeding:
A group of six American Prisoners of War were fired upon by members of the local Leadership Corps at Neckarsulm, Germany. Four were killed (see US092), the other two were taken to the nearby army barracks commanded by the accused. While being escorted to a train which was to take them to Frankfurt, the two victims were fired upon once again by the same individuals who had participated in the killing of the first four victims. Despite his severe injuries the accused denied medical treatment to one of the American POW's. Later on the wounded American was taken away by truck. The truck was held up and the American was shot to death by unknown gunmen