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Nazi War Crimes Trials:
Stalag Luft III Trial

(July 1 - September 3, 1947)


Nazi Trials: Table of Contents | Auschwitz Trials | Nuremburg Trials


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Eighteen ex-SS officials convicted in Case No.62 (The "Stalag Luft III" Trial), which was held before a British Military Court at Hamburg, from July 1, 1947, to September 3, 1947. All were found guilty, fifteen were sentenced to death, two being subsequently commutted, and the remainder to various terms of imprisonment.

Max Wielen: The Death Sentence (Commutted to Life Imprisonment)
Emil Schulz: The Death Sentence (Executed on the 28th February 1948)
Walter Breithaupt: Life Imprisonment
Alfred Schimmel: The Death Sentence (Executed on the 28th February 1948)
Josef Gmeiner: The Death Sentence (Executed on the 28th February 1948)
Walter Herberg: The Death Sentence (Executed on the 28th February 1948)
Otto Priess: The Death Sentence (Executed on the 28th February 1948)
Heinrich Boschert: The Death Sentence (Commutted to Life Imprisonment)
Emil Weil: The Death Sentence (Executed on the 28th February 1948)
Eduard Geith: The Death Sentence (Executed on the 28th February 1948)
Johann Schneider: The Death Sentence (Executed on the 28th February 1948)
Hans Kahler: The Death Sentence (Executed on the 28th February 1948)
Arthur Denkmann: 10 Years Imprisonment
Johannes Post: The Death Sentence (Executed on the 28th February 1948)
Oskar Schmidt: The Death Sentence (Executed on the 28th February 1948)
Walter Jacobs: The Death Sentence (Executed on the 28th February 1948)
Erich Zacharias: The Death Sentence (Executed on the 28th February 1948)
Walter Struve: 10 Years Imprisonment


Sources: Skalman

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