DDR-Justiz und NS-Verbrechen
Nazi Crimes on Trial

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Case Nr.1131
Crime Category:  Judicial Crimes
Bähr, Bruno Otto Johannes Life sentence
Helm, Erwin Life sentence
LG/BG Berlin 530911 Az.: (101a)58/53 Ic23/53
Country where the crime was committed: Czechia, FRG
Crime Location: Zellingen/Main, Amorbach, Coburg, Hof, Bensheim, Naila, Frühbuss
Crime Date:
German soldiers, Volkssturm members
Judiciary 'flying court martial' of the military interception staff of the VII. Army
Subject of the proceeding:
Activity of an 'interception staff', which, during the final weeks of the war, had to deliver dispersed or deserted soldiers, who had been captured by the Field Gendarmerie, to front units. Chaired by the defendant Bähr, the court martial imposed at least 56 death sentences, which were confirmed by the defendant Helm as Chief Justice and head of the interception staff and thereupon executed [see also JuNSV Nr.332]

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


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