DDR-Justiz und NS-Verbrechen
Nazi Crimes on Trial

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Case Nr.1006
Crime Category: War Crimes, Other Mass Extermination Crimes
Balke, Otto Life Sentence
LG/BG Frankfurt/O 850704
Country where the crime was committed: Belarus, Poland
Crime Location: Brest, Chmieliszcze, Tschenstochau, Oltusz-Lesnia, Zablocie
Crime Date: 401119, 420923, 421023, 421015-421016
Victims: Civilians, Jews
Nationality: Polish, Soviet
Agency: Police Battalion 310, Police Regiment15
Subject of the proceeding: Participation in the shooting of Polish hostages, Soviet civilians (predominantly within the context of  'anti-partisan warfare') as well as of Jews (during the liquidation of the Brest ghetto), as members of the execution party or through cordoning off villages, guarding execution sites or transporting the victims to these sites

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


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

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