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Nazi War Crimes Trials:
Bergen-Belsen Trial

(September - November 1945)


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


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The commandant of Bergen-Belsen, Josef Kramer, and fourty-four others were tried by a British war crimes court at Luneburg, from the 17th August 1945 to the 17th November 1945. Thirty of the accused were found guilty, of these, twelve were sentenced to death and hanged, Nineteen to various terms of imprisonment. The death sentences were carried out on the 13th December 1945.

Josef Kramer: The Death Sentence (Executed on the 13th December 1945)
Irma Grese: The Death Sentence (Executed on the 13th December 1945)
Franz Hössler: The Death Sentence (Executed on the 13th December 1945)
SS Dr Fritz Klein: The Death Sentence (Executed on the 13th December 1945)
Elisabeth Völkenrath: The Death Sentence (Executed on the 13th December 1945)
Herta Ehlert: 15 Years Imprisonment
Hilde Lobauer: 10 Years Imprisonment
Otto Calesson: 15 Years Imprisonment
Charlotte Klein: Acquitted & Released
Ilse Löthe: Acquitted & Released
Peter Weingartner: The Death Sentence (Executed on the 13th December 1945)
Josef Klippel: Acquitted & Released
Oskar Schmitz: Acquitted & Released
Frieda Walter: 3 Years Imprisonment
Kapo Antoni Aurdzieg: 10 Years Imprisonment
Karl Egersdorf: Acquitted & Released
Kapo Medislaw Burgraf: 5 Years Imprisonment
Hilde Lisiewitz: 1 Year Imprisonment
Georg Kraft: Acquitted & Released
Walter Otto: Acquitted & Released
Herta Bothe: 10 Years Imprisonment
Kapo Vladislaw Ostrowski: 15 Years Imprisonment
Fritz Mathes: Acquitted & Released
Ida Forster: Acquitted & Released
Erik Barsch: Acquitted & Released
Karl Francioh: The Death Sentence (Executed on the 13th December 1945)
Kapo Ignatz Schlomowicz: Acquitted & Released
Franz Stofel: The Death Sentence (Executed on the 13th December 1945)
Klara Opitz: Acquitted & Released
Gertrude Sauer: 10 Years Imprisonment
Heinrich Schrierer: 15 Years Imprisonment
Kapo (?) Anchor Pichen: The Death Sentence (Executed on the 13th December 1945)
Joanne Roth: 10 Years Imprisonment
Irene Haschke: 10 Years Imprisonment
Wilhelm Dörr: The Death Sentence (Executed on the 13th December 1945)
Ilse Forster: 10 Years Imprisonment
Anna Hempel: 10 Years Imprisonment
Erich Zoddel: Life Imprisonment
Kapo Antoni Polanski: Acquitted & Released
Hildegard Hahnel: Acquitted & Released
Juana Bormann: The Death Sentence (Executed on the 13th December 1945)
Gertrud Fiest: 5 Years Imprisonment
Helene Kopper: 15 Years Imprisonment
Kapo Stanislawa Starotska: 10 Years Imprisonment
Ladislaw Gura: Acquitted & Released


Sources: Skalman

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