DDR-Justiz und NS-Verbrechen
Nazi Crimes on Trial

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Case Nr.1082
Crime Category: War Crimes, Mass Extermination Crimes by Einsatzgruppen
Goercke, Kurt Otto Death sentence
LG/BG Neubrandenburg 610222
Ob. Gericht der DDR 610425
Country where the crime was committed: Ukraine
Crime Location: Barwenkowa, Gorlowka, Kirowograd, Kramatorsk, Poltawa, Slawjansk, Tarnopol, unknown
Crime Date: 4107-4208
Victims: Jews, Mentally Disabled, Prisoners, Members of the Resistance, Civilians
Nationality: Soviet
Agency: EK4b
Subject of the proceeding: Participation in the shooting and gassing (by means of 'gas vans') of approx. 3000 persons, among them the inhabitants of the Poltawa mental institution, Jewish men, women and children, partisans, as well as officials and members of the Communist Party. Single-handed killing of approx. 130 persons. Mishandling of prisoners during interrogations.

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


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