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Nazi War Crimes Trials: Sachsenhausen Trial

(October 23-31, 1947)

On October 23, 1947, fifteen former Sachsenhausen concentration camp personnel and one former prisoner were brought to trial before a Soviet Military Tribunal in Berlin. Among the defendants were Anton Kaindl, the former commandant, and Paul Sakowski, a kapo who had served as an executioner. The findings were announced on November 1, 1947 after only a brief trial. All sixteen were found guilty. Fifteen of the defendants were sentenced to life in prison with forced labor and one, to fifteen years in prison with forced labor.

Anton Kaindl: Life Imprisonment
SS Dr Heinz Baumkotter: Life Imprisonment
August Höhn: Life Imprisonment
Kapo Karl Zander: 15 Years Imprisonment
Gustav Sorge: Life Imprisonment
Horst Hempel: Life Imprisonment
Ludwig Rehn: Life Imprisonment
Kapo Paul Sakowski: Life Imprisonment
Ernst Brennscheidt: 15 Years Imprisonment
Kurt Eccarius: Life Imprisonment
Micheal Korner: Life Imprisonment
Heinrich Fressemann: Life Imprisonment
Wilhelm Schubert: Life Imprisonment
Martin Knittel: Life Imprisonment
Manne Saathoff: Life Imprisonment
Fritz Ficker: Life Imprisonment

Sources: Skalman