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The Dachau Trials:
Nordhausen Cases

(August - December 1947)


Dachau Trials: Table of Contents | Background & Overview | Buchenwald Cases


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From August 7 to December 30, 1947, twenty-four defendants were indicted for crimes related to the Nordhausen concentration camp. In the first and major case (United States of America v. Kurt Andrae et al.), nineteen Nazi officials were placed on trial at Dachau. Fifteen were found guilty, one was sentenced to death and the remainer to various terms of imprisonment. In five separate cases, additional defendants stood trial in shorter proceedings. One was acquitted, the others were sentenced to various terms of imprisonment.

USA v. Kurt Andrae, et al.

Hans-Karl Möser: Death Sentence (Executed - December 30, 1947)
Kurt Andrae: Life Imprisonment
Erhart Brauny: Life Imprisonment
Otto Brinkmann: Life Imprisonment
Emil Bühring: Life Imprisonment
Rudolf Jacobi: Life Imprisonment
Josef Killian: Life Imprisonment
Georg König: Life Imprisonment
Wilhem Simon: Life Imprisonment
Willi Zwiener: 25 Years Imprisonment
Oskar Helbig: 20 Years Imprisonment
Richard Walenta: 20 Years Imprisonment
Heinz Detmers: 7 Years Imprisonment
Walter Ulbricht: 5 Years Imprisonment
Josef Fuchsloch: Acquitted & Released
Kurt Heinrich: Acquitted & Released
Georg Rikhey: Acquitted & Released
Dr Heinrich Schmidt: Acquitted & Released

Other Nordhausen Cases

Michail Grebinski: Acquitted (October 23, 1947)

Albert Mueller: 25 Years Imprisonment (December 1, 1947)

Georg Finkenzeller: 2 Years Imprisonment (November 10, 1947)c. 47

Philipp Klein: 4 Years Imprisonment (December 1, 1947)

Stefan Palko: 25 Years Imprisonment (December 12, 1947)


Sources: National Archives; Skalman

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