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

File Number:
Review Date:
Case Number:
000-50-2-75 (US vs August Richard Ruhnke et al)
Crime Category: War Crimes, NS-Crimes in Detainment Centers

Becker, Wilhelm Karl - Acquittal
Eign, Anton - 5 Years (st. 450907)
Ruhnke, August Richard - Death Sentence
Court: General Military Government Court at Dachau, Germany 470306-470310
Country where the crime had been committed: Germany
Crime Location: KL Kaufbeuren (satellite camp KL Dachau)
Crime Date: 420101-450429
Prisoners, POW's
Nationality: Czech, Soviet, Polish, French, Belgian, Dutch, Italian, unknown
Agency: Detainment center staff KL Kaufbeuren
Subject of the proceeding: Deliberate killing of prisoners (especially those with gold teeth) by the deputy camp leader. Mishandling of prisoners by a foreman of the maintenance and utility section of the BMW plant