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Nazi War Crimes Trials:
Breendonck Trial

(March - May 1946)


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


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Twenty-three ex-officials of the Breendonck concentration camp were tried by a Belgian court from the 6th March 1946 to the 7th May 1946, twenty-two defendants were found guilty, Seventeen were sentenced to death, two in Absentia. One was acquitted and the remainder were sentenced to various terms of imprisonment.

Richard de Bodt: The Death Sentence (Sentenced in Absentia)
Fernand Wijss: The Death Sentence - (Executed on the 12th April 1947)
Gaston van de Voorde: The Death Sentence - (Executed on the 12th April 1947)
Felix Brusselærs: The Death Sentence - (Executed on the 12th April 1947)
Frans van Hul: Life Imprisonment
Jans Pellemanns: The Death Sentence - (Executed on the 12th April 1947)
Kapo Sally Lewin: The Death Sentence - (Executed on the 12th April 1947)
Frans Amelinckx: 20 Years Imprisonment
Emile van der Meirsch: Life Imprisonment
Frans van Neck: The Death Sentence - (Executed on the 12th April 1947)
Guillaume Hermans: The Death Sentence - (Executed on the 12th April 1947)
Eugene Ræs: The Death Sentence - (Executed on the 12th April 1947)
Frans Carlier: The Death Sentence - (Executed on the 12th April 1947)
Edmond Cuyt: Life Imprisonment
Kapo Leo Schmandt: The Death Sentence - (Executed on the 12th April 1947)
Marcel de Saffel: The Death Sentence - (Executed on the 12th April 1947)
Henri van Borm: Acquitted & Released
Adolphe Lampært: The Death Sentence - (Executed on the 12th April 1947)
Kapo Valery de Vos: The Death Sentence (Sentenced in Absentia)
Robert Baele: Life Imprisonment
Petrus van Præt: The Death Sentence - (Executed on the 12th April 1947)
Kapo Walter Obler: The Death Sentence - (Executed on the 12th April 1947)
Georges Vermeulen: The Death Sentence - (Executed on the 12th April 1947)


Sources: Skalman

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