Justiz und NS-Verbrechen
Nazi Crimes on Trial

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Case Nr.497
Crime Category: NS-Crimes in Detainment Centers, War Crimes
Böhm, Otto Wilhelm life sentence
Hempel, Horst 5 Years
Höhn, August life sentence
LG Düsseldorf 601015
Country where the crime was committed: Germany
Crime Location: HS KL Sachsenhausen
Crime Date: 41-4504
Victims: Jews, Prisoners of War, Prisoners, Foreign Laborers
Nationality: Soviet, German, unknown
Agency: Detainment Center Staff KL Sachsenhausen
Subject of the proceeding: Execution of at least 200 prisoners within the context of the 'Special Treatment' ('Sonderbehandlung') of Russian POW's in the execution barracks ('Genickschussbaracke'). Strangulation or hanging of prisoners on the roll-call grounds. Shooting of 27 prisoners of the 'leather Kommando' in the crematorium. Shooting, hanging and gassing of individual persons and groups of persons, who had been especially transferred to KL Sachsenhausen for this purpose. Shooting of 82 prisoners within the context of the alarm stage 'Scharnhorst', which involved the killing of prisoners listed by name, at the time of the evacuation of the camp. Killing of at least 2000 ill prisoners at the time of the camp's evacuation, early 1945. Shooting of altogether about 230 Jewish prisoners who had been transferred to KL Sachsenhausen at the time of the evacuation of annex camp Lieberose. Shooting of a number of prisoners during the evacuation march from KL Sachsenhausen in the direction of Lübeck

Published in Justiz und NS-Verbrechen Vol. XVI


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