NMT Case 4

U.S.A. v. Pohl et al.

Summary


In NMT Case 4, U.S.A. v. Pohl et al., Oswald Pohl and seventeen other officials of the SS Economic and Administrative Main Office (Wirtschafts und Verwaltungshauptant, WVHA) were charged with conspiracy to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and membership in a criminal organization. The crimes occurred in the concentration camps and labor camps of the SS in Germany and the occupied territories, which the WVHA managed from 1942 to 1945. According to the prosecution, approximately 10,000,000 persons were imprisoned in these camps. Specific charges included: imprisonment of civilians, nationals of foreign countries, and prisoners of war; exploitation of inmates as laborers; medical experiments conducted on prisoners; extermination of the Jews; sterilization; mistreatment of prisoners of war; euthanasia; and deportation of foreign nationals and plundering of their property. (These charges reflected two different forces in the SS system, which sometimes overlapped and sometimes competed against each other: The program of generating revenue for the SS by exploiting captive labor for profit, and the program of punishing and exterminating those considered enemies of the Nazi state.) Pohl was the chief of the WVHA, with August Frank and Georg Loerner as deputies. The other defendants were officials in the Amtsgruppen and Aemter (office groups and offices) responsible for specific aspects of the concentration camps and related operations of the SS. A few defendants were also charged with responsibility for crimes allegedly committed by their military units while they were on active military duty.

Persons Involved

Military Tribunal II

Robert M. Toms, presiding (Third Judicial Circuit, Detroit, Michigan)
Fitzroy D. Phillips (Superior Court, 13th District, North Carolina)
Michael A. Musmanno (Court of Common Pleas, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)
John J. Speight, alternate (attorney, Alabama)

Prosecution

Telford Taylor, Chief of Counsel for War Crimes
James M. McHaney, chief, SS division
Jack W. Robbins, chief prosecutor for Case 4
Hans Froelich, prosecutor
Baucum Fulkerson, prosecutor
William I. Hart, prosecutor
James R. Higgins, prosecutor
Julius I. Rudolph, Jr., prosecutor
Daniel J. Shiller, deputy director, SS division
Peter W. Walton, prosecutor
Erik Ortmann, interrogator
Kurt Ponger, interrogator
Paul Siebenschein, research and analysis
Howell Webb, research and analysis
Larry Wolff, interrogator
Hans Wolffsohn, research and analysis
Frank Young, research and analysis

Defendants (WVHA Amtsgruppe = Office Group; Aemter = Offices)

Hans Hienrich Baier, executive officer of Amtsgruppe W, WVHA, SS Oberfuehrer. Verdict: Guilty on counts 2, 3, 4. Prison term: 10 years, commuted to time served (1951).
Dr. Hans Bobermin, Chief of Office 2 of Amtsgruppe W, WVHA, SS Obersturmbannfuehrer. Verdict: Guilty on counts 2, 3, 4. Prison term: 20 years, reduced to 15 years.
Franz Eirenschmalz, Chief of Office 6 of Amtsgruppe C, WVHA, SS Standartenfuehrer. Verdict: Guilty on counts 2, 3, 4. Death penalty; commuted to 9 years.
Heinz Karl Fanslau, Chief of Amtsgruppe A, WVHA, SS Brigadefuehrer, Waffen SS. Verdict: Guilty on counts 2, 3, 4. Prison term: 25 years, reduced to 20 years, commuted to 15 years.
August Frank, Deputy Chief of WVHA, Chief of Amtsgruppe A, WVHA, SS Obergruppen- fuehrer, Waffen SS. Verdict: Guilty on counts 2, 3, 4. Life in prison, commuted to 15 years.
Dr. Hans Hohberg, auditor for executive office of Amtsgruppe W, WVHA. Verdict: Guilty on counts 2 and 3. Prison term: 10 years, commuted to time served (1951).
Max Kiefer, Deputy chief of Amtsgruppe C, Chief of Office 2 of Amtsgruppe C, WVHA, SS Obersturmbannfuehrer. Verdict: Guilty on counts 2, 3, 4. Prison term: life in prison, reduced to 20 years, commuted to time served (1951).
Horst Klein, Chief of Office 8 of Amtsgruppe W, WVHA, SS Obersturmbannfuehrer. Verdict: Acquitted on counts 2, 3, 4.
Georg Loerner, Deputy Chief of WVHA, Chief of Amtsgruppe B, WVHA, SS Gruppenfuehrer, Waffen SS. Verdict: Guilty on counts 2, 3, 4. Death penalty, reduced to life in prison, commuted to 15 years.
Hans Loerner, Chief of Office 1 of Amtsgruppe A, WVHA, SS Oberfuehrer. Verdict: Guilty on counts 2, 3, 4. Prison term: 10 years, commuted to time served (1951).
Karl Mummenthey, Chief of Office 1 of Amtsgruppe W, WVHA, SS Obersturmbannfuehrer. Verdict: Guilty on counts 2, 3, 4. Life in prison, commuted to 20 years.
Oswald Pohl, Chief of WVHA and Amtsgruppe W, WVHA, SS Obergruppenfuehrer, Waffen SS. Verdict: Guilty on counts 2, 3, 4. Death penalty.
Dr. Hermann Pook, Office 3 (chief dentist) of Amtsgruppe D, WVHA, Waffen SS Obersturmbannfuehrer. Verdict: Guilty on counts 2, 3, 4. Prison term: 10 years, commuted to time served (1951).
Rudolf Scheide, Chief of Office 5 of Amtsgruppe B, WVHA, SS Standartenfuehrer. Verdict: Acquitted on counts 2, 3, 4.
Karl Sommer, Deputy Chief of Office 2 of Amtsgruppe D, WVHA, SS Sturmbannfuehrer. Verdict: Guilty on counts 2, 3, 4. Death penalty, commuted to life in prison, then reduced to 20 years.
Erwin Tschentscher, Deputy Chief of Amtsgruppe B, Chief of Office 1 of Amtsgruppe B, WVHA, SS Standartenfuehrer. Verdict: Guilty on counts 2, 3, 4. Prison term: 10 years, commuted to time served (1951).
Josef Vogt, Chief of Office 4 of Amtsgruppe A, WVHA, SS Standartenfuehrer. Verdict: Acquitted on counts 2, 3, 4.
Dr. Leo Volk, adviser to Pohl, head of legal section in executive office of Amtsgruppe W, WVHA, SS Hauptsturmfuehrer. Verdict: Guilty on counts 2 and 3; acquitted on count 4. Prison term: 10 years, commuted to 8 years.

Defense attorneys (in defendant order)

Baier: Dr. Stefan Fritsch and Dr. Georg Menzel; Menzel and Dr. Oskar von Jagwitz
Bobermin: Dr. Hans Gawlik and Dr. Gerhard Klinnert
Eirenschmalz: Dr. Bolko von Stein and Dr. Oskar von Jagwitz; Dr. Robert Servatius
Fanslau: Dr. Curt-Ferdinand von Stakelberg
Frank: Dr. Gerhard Rauschenbach and Johann Schaetzler
Hohberg: Dr. Willi Heim and Dr. Wilhelm Maas; Dr. Ernst Schulte
Kiefer: Dr. Erich Mayer and Dr. Ferdinand Leis
Klein: Dr. Friedrich Bergold and Dr. Oskar Ficht
G. Loerner: Dr. Carl Haensel and Dr. Heinz Mueller-Torgow
H. Loerner: Dr. Gerhard Rauschenbach and Johann Schaetzler; Dr. Wilhelm Schmidt
Mummenthey, Karl: Dr. Georg Froeschmann and Dr. Karl Pracht
Pohl: Dr. Alfred Seidl and Dr. Georg Gierl
Pook: Dr. Paul Ratz
Scheide: Dr. Karl Hoffmann
Sommer: Dr. Eduard Belzer and Dr. Joseph Mayer; Dr. Karl Hoffman
Tsentscher: Dr. Hans Pribilla and Helmut Eisenblaetter
Vogt: Dr. Wilhelm Schmidt
Volk: Dr. Hans Gawlik and Dr. Gerhard Klinnert

Chronology Overview


13 Jan 1947Indictment submitted
10 Mar 1947Arraignment
8 Apr 1947Prosecution opening statement; Pros. doc book 1 (defendants)
9 Apr 1947Pros. doc books 2-3 (WVHA ), 4 (concentration camps)
10 Apr 1947Pros. doc books 5-6 (concentration camps), 7 (medical experiments)
11 Apr 1947Pros. doc book 9 (medical experiments)
16 Apr 1947Pros. doc books 8 (medical experiments), 10 (euthanasia)
17-18 Apr 1947Pros. doc books 11-13 (forced labor)
18-25 Apr 1947Pros. doc books 14-17 (SS industries)
25 Apr 1947Pros. doc book 18, 18A, 19 (extermination and expropriation of the Jews), 20 Warsaw ghetto
14 May 1947Pros. doc. book 21 (additional documents)
14-15 May 1947Defense opening statements
16 May - 5 Jun 1947Pohl defense
5-10 Jun 1947Frank defense
10-12 Jun 1947Fanslau defense
12-13 June 1947H. Loerner defense
13-17 June 1947Vogt defense
17-20 June 1947G. Loerner defense
20-24 June 1947Tschentscher defense
24-26 June 1947Kiefer defense
26-28 June 1947Eirenschmalz defense
8 June - 2 July 1947Sommer defense
2-10 July 1947Pook defense
10-11 July 1947Scheide defense
11-21 July 1947Hohberg defense
18 July 1947Tribunal ruling on Count One
21-25 July 1947Baier defense
25-30 July 1947Volk defense
30 July - 7 Aug 1947Mummenthey defense
7-12 Aug 1947Bobermin defense
12-15 Aug 1947Klein defense
18 Aug -
16 Sep 1947Additional witnesses and documents (prosecution and defense)
17 Sep 1947Prosecution closing statement
17-20 Sep 1947Defense closing statements (attorneys)
22 Sep 1947Defendants' final statements
3 Oct 1947Prosecution closing briefs (in English) submitted
3 Nov 1947Judgments and sentences
7 June 1948Military Governor order to reconvene for revision of judgment
14 July 1948Tribunal order authorizing additional defense briefs
11 Aug 1948Supplementary judgments and sentences
30 Apr, 11 May 1949Confirmation and revision of sentences by Military Governor
2 May 1949Denial of writ of habeas corpus by U.S.S.C.
31 Jan 1951Sentences revised by U.S. High Commissioner McCloy

Indictment

Count 1
  1. Conspiracy to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity, including: financing the SS; operation of concentration camps and labor camps, and the imprisonment, enslavement, torture, and murder of inmates; supply of inmate labor to German enterprises; use of inmates for medical experiments (epidemic jaundice, food, freezing, high altitude, malaria, phlegmon, poison gas, polygal, seawater, sterilization, sulfanilamide, typhus);
  2. participation in the extermination of the Jews;
  3. sterilization of targeted groups;
  4. mistreatment of prisoners of war;
  5. participation in the euthanasia program;
  6. deportation of citizens of occupied territories, plundering of their property, and exploitation of their labor.

Count 2
  1. War crimes.
  2. Crimes against citizens of occupied territories and prisoners of war between Sep 1939 and Apr 1945, including: imprisonment in concentration and labor camps; excessive work and inadequate care in the camps; mistreatment in transports and marches; murder, torture, and ill-treatment of inmates; medical experiments on inmates; sterilization of inmates; plundering of property; deportation of civilians and resettlement of "Aryans" in occupied territories; mass executions of Jews, Poles, and Russians; and persecution of clergymen, intellectuals, and other elements of targeted nationalities.

Count 3
  1. Crimes against humanity.
  2. Crimes against German civilians and nationals of other countries under German civil government between Sep 1939 and April 1945, including the acts specified in counts 1 and 2.

Count 4
  1. Membership in a criminal organization. All of the defendants except Hohberg were charged with membership in the SS.

WVHA Organization and Officials


The SS Wirtschafts und Verwaltungshauptamt (WVHA; Economic and Administrative Main Office) was established in March 1942, with Pohl as its chief. It took the place of several previous offices, including the Administrative Department (Verwaltungsamt) of the SS Central Office (SS Hauptamt), the Department of Budget and Buildings (Hauptamt Haushalt und Bauten), and the Inspector of Concentration Camps (Inspekteur der Konzentrationslager). The WVHA had five Amtsgruppen (office groups), each divided into Aemter (offices). Amtsgruppe A, headed first by Frank and later by Fanslau, was responsible for finance and administration of the WVHA and other elements of the SS. Amtsgruppe B, headed by Georg Loerner, was responsible for food, supplies, raw materials, and equipment for the SS and concentration camps. Amtsgruppe C, headed by SS Gen. Hans Kammler, was responsible for buildings, grounds, and construction, including those in concentration camps. Amtsgruppe D, headed by SS Gen. Richard Gluecks, was responsible for the administration of the concentration camps. Amtsgruppe W, headed by Pohl and Georg Loerner, was responsible for the business enterprises of the SS.

WVHA organizational chart and outline


                                     Chief of WVHA
                                     Oswald Pohl
                                     deputies:
                                     A. Frank (until 1943)
                                     G. Loerner (1943-45)
                                     

Amtsgr. A          Amtsgr. B          Amtsgr. C          Amtsgr. D          Amtsgr. W
Administration     Supplies           Construction       Conc. camps        Econ. enterprises
A. Frank (-1944)   G. Loerner         Kammler            Gluecks            Pohl
Fanslau (1944-45)  dep. Tsentscher    dep. Schleiff,     dep. Liebehenschel dep. G. Loerner
                   asst. Manzen-      Kiefer             dep. Maurer        staff W: Hohberg,
                   berger                                asst. Harbaum      Baier, Volk
                                                                
Amt. A-1           Amt. B-1           Amt. C-1           Amt. D-1           Amt. W-1
Budgets            Food               General            Central office     Minerals-Reich
H. Loerner         Tsentscher         Sesemann           Liebehenschel      Mummenthey
                                      Rall               R. Hoess 43-45
                                     
Amt. A-2           Amt. B-2           Amt. C-2           Amt. D-2           Amt. W-2
Finance/payroll    Clothing           Special            Inmate labor       Minerals-East
Kukatsch (1942)    Lechler            Kiefer             Maurer             Bobermin
H. Loerner (43-45)                                       dep. Sommer                    

Amt. A-3           Amt. B-3           Amt. C-3           Amt. D-3           Amt. W-3
Legal              Housing            Technical          Medical            Food
Salpeter (1942)    Koberlein          Floto              Lolling            Rabineck (1942)
Frank                                 Wirtz              dental: Pook       Moeckel

Amt. A-4           Amt. B-4           Amt. C-4           Amt. D-4           Amt. W-4
Audits             Raw materials      Art projects       Camp admin.        Timber
Vogt               Weggel             Schneider          Burger (1942)      May
                                      Blaschek           Kaindl             Opperbeck
                                   
Amt. A-5           Amt. B-5           Amt. C-5           Legal Dept.        Amt. W-5
Personnel          Transport          Inspectorate       Wiener             Agric./forest/fish.
Fanslau            Scheide            Noell                                 Vogel
                                      Lenzer
                                             
                                      Amt. C-6                              Amt. W-6
                                      Maintenance                           Textiles/leather
                                      Eirenschmalz                          Lechler
                                     
                                                                            Amt. W-7
                                                                            Books/pictures
                                                                            Mischke
                                                                           
                                                                            Amt. W-8
                                                                            Special projects
                                                                            Salpeter
                                                                            Klein

Defendants associated with WVHA and its Office Groups

Other persons and institutions involved in the WVHA and its activities

Concentration Camps

Central administration: See Amtsgruppe D in WVHA chart (above). All of the camps except Herzogenbusch were within the wartime expanded Reich borders. Information drawn from L. L. Snyder, Encyclopedia of the Third Reich (1976) and C. Zentner and F. Beduerftig, Encyclopedia of the Third Reich (1997). The SS also maintained over 150 labor camps during the war. Most of the concentration camps employed forced labor for construction work, armaments work, manufacturing, and agriculture, including some work-to-death regimes (notably in the quarry operations); many of the camps were the site of medical experiments and euthanasia operations. The large camps had many satellite sub-camps for work projects. The Polish camps were extermination camps, but selective executions (including the killing of Jews, Poles, Russians, and disabled persons) were also conducted at camps within Germany. The commandants and other senior officers of the camps were generally prosecuted at local war crimes trials, notably the trial of Rudolf Hoess and his subordinates at Auschwitz.

Evidence File Groups Used in the Trial

Detailed Chronology

13 Jan 1947Indictment submitted
10 Mar 1947Arraignment: indictment read 1-12
Arraignment: pleas 12-19
8 Apr 1947Prosecution opening statement1-88
8 Apr 1947Pros. doc book 1: Documents, persons, and organizations 90-102
9 Apr 1947Pros. doc. books 2-3: WVHA organization 103-125, 126-153
9 Apr 1947Pros. doc. books 2-3: doc. book 4 (concentration camps)153-169
10 Apr 1947Karl Kahr (P) 173-207
10 Apr 1947Pros. doc books 5-6 (concentration camps) 208-223, 223-231
doc. book 7 (medical experiments)232-275
11 Apr 1947Victor Abend (P) 252-273
11 Apr 1947Bernhard Lauber (P) 282-297
11, 14 Apr 1947Jerzy Bielski (P) 302-19, 341-399
11, 15 Apr 1947Pros. doc book 9 (medical experiments) 320-333, 511-529
14 Apr 1947Joseph Krysiak 399-440
15 Apr 1947Albert H. Kruse (P) 442-510
16 Apr 1947Pros. doc books 8 (medical experiments), 10 (euthanasia) 530-551, 552-570
17 Apr 1947Pros. doc books 11-12 (forced labor) 571-595, 596-625
18 Apr 1947Pros. doc books 13 (forced labor), 14 (SS industries) 625-653, 653-56
18 Apr 1947Chaim Balizki (P) 631-641
21 Apr 1947Herbert Engler (P) 659-720
21-23 Apr 1947Eugen Kogon (P) 720-923
23-24 Apr 1947Josef Ackerman (P) 929-992
24-25 Apr 1947Pros doc books 14cont., 993-999
15-17 (SS industries) 999-1031
25 Apr 1947Pros doc book 18, 18A, 19 (Extermination of the Jews) 1032-1070
doc. book 20 (Warsaw ghetto)1075-1084
14 May 1947Pros doc book 21 (additional documents) 1088-1092
14 May 1947Defense begins 1092
Opening statements:
Pohl1099-1121
Fanslau1122-31
Eirenschmalz1132-33
Sommer1133-40
Hohberg1143-50
Frank1150-61
H. Loerner1161-63
Tschentscher1164-69
Vogt1170-75
G. Loerner1176-84
15 May 1947Defense opening statements:
Scheide1187-1200
Klein1200-07
Volk1207-16
Bobermin1216-22
Kiefer1223-29
Baier1230-32
Mummenthey1233-35
Pook1237-1251
16 May - 5 June 1947Oswald Pohl defense 1253-2230
16 May - 3 June 1947O. Pohl (D) 1253-2040
3 June 1947Kurt Schmidt-Klevenow (D) 2041-2090
3-5 June 1947Karl Wolff (D) 2090-2206
5 June 1947Rudolf Brandt (D) 2207-2229
5-10 June 1947August Frank defense 2231-2487
5-10 June 1947A. Frank (D) 2231-2487; 7410-7417
10-12 June 1947Heinz Fanslau defense 2488-2675
10 June 1947Johann Stein (D) 2489-2530
11-12 June 1947H. Fanslau (D) 2531-2675
12-13 June 1947Hans Loerner defense 2675-2756
12-13 June 1947Hans Loerner (D) 2675-2756
13-17 June 1947Josef Vogt defense 2756-2916
13-17 June 1947Josef Vogt (D) 2757-2916
17-20 June 1947Georg Loerner defense 2916-3151
17-20 June 1947Georg Loerner (D) 2916-3151
20-24 June 1947Erwin Tschentscher defense 3151-3297
20-24 June 1947Erwin Tschentscher (D) 3152-3261
24 June 1947Walter Hoyer (D) 3262-3278
24 June 1947Arnold J. H. Ertel (D) 3279-3295
24-26 June 1947Max Kiefer defense 3297-3419
24-26 June 1947Max Kiefer (D) 3297-3417
26-28 June 1947Franz Eirenschmalz defense 3419-3598
26-27 June 1947Franz Eirenschmalz (D) 3421-3564
27-28 June 1947Wolfgang Grosch (D) 3565-3597
28 June - 2 July 1947Karl Sommer defense 3598-3878
28 June 1947Georg Rammler (D) 3600-3639
28 June 1947Joachim Caesar (D) 3639-3652
30 June - 2 July 1947Karl Sommer (D) 3653-3878
2-10 July 1947Hermann Pook defense 3878-4091
2-9 July 1947Hermann Pook (D) 3879-4067
9-10 July 1947Paul Reutter (D) 4067-4091
10-11 July 1947Rudolf Scheide defense, with Scheide documents 4091-4213
10-11 July 1947Rudolf Scheide (D) 4091-4203
11-21 July 1947Hans Hohberg defense 4214-4657
11-18 July 1947Hans K. Hohberg (D) 4215-4584
18 July 1947Tribunal ruling on Count One 4589-4590
18 July 1947Max Wolf (D) 4591-4629
18 July 1947Heinrich Tenbergen (D) 4632-4655
21-25 July 1947Hans Baier defense 4657-4995
21-22 July 1947Hermann Karoli (D) 4658-4769
22-25 July 1947Hans Baier (D) 4770-4995
25-30 July 1947Leo Volk defense 4995-5282
25-30 July 1947Leo Volk (D) 4995-5282
30 July - 7 Aug 1947Karl Mummenthey defense 5283-5772
30-31 July 1947Heinz Schwarz (D) 5284-5381
31 July, 4 Aug 1947Helmut Bickel (D) 5381-5512
4-7 Aug 1947Karl Mummenthey (D) 5512-5769
7-12 Aug 1947Hans Bobermin defense 5772-6029
7 Aug 1947Max Winkler (D) 5773-5815
7-12 Aug 1947Hans Bobermin (D) 5816-6029
12-15 Aug 1947Horst Klein defense 6029-6307
12 Aug 1947Helga von Rouppert (D) 6034-6068
12-13 Aug 1947H. Klein documents 6068-6089
13-15 Aug 1947Horst Klein (D) 6090-6115, 6125-6237, 6264-6307
13 Aug 1947Larry Wolff (T) 6115-6125
15 Aug 1947Discussion of final arguments and briefs 6238-6264
18 Aug 1947Friedrich Bergold (D) 6312
18 Aug 1947Hubert Karl (P) 6316-6347, 6352-6371
18-20 Aug 1947Guenther Otto (P) 6371-6501, 6527-6562
20 Aug 1947Wolfgang Sanner (P) 6503-6527
20-21 Aug 1947Arnold Sauer (P) 6563-6607
21 Aug 1947Camille Sachs (P) 6610-6639
21 Aug 1947Heinrich Ebbers (P) 6640-6646
21 Aug 1947Heinrich Schwartz (T) 6647-6669
21-22 Aug 1947Konrad Morgen (D, for Scheide) 6669-6753
25 Aug 1947Oswald Pohl (D) 6759-6786
25 Aug 1947Karl Steichele (D, for Fanslau) 6787-6814
25 Aug 1947Franz Freitag (D) 6815-6826
25 Aug 1947Pros. doc. books 22-25 (exhibits 522-619) 6833-6834
25-26 Aug 1947Defense documents:
Fanslau 6835-42
Frank6843-52
H. Loerner6852-55
G. Loerner6855-64
Sommer6865-77
Hohberg6878-6888
Mummenthey6891-6910
27 Aug 1947Karl Wiedenfeldt (P) 6911-6973
27-28 Aug, 3 Sep 1947Heinz Fanslau (D) 6973-7048, 7357-7366
28-29 Aug 1947Erwin Tschentscher (D) 7049-7103, 7127-7133
29 Aug 1947Anton Goldstein (P) 7106-7126
29 Aug 1947Willi Schaefer (D) 7134-7154
29 Aug 1947Erich Mueller (D) 7159-7171
2 Sep 1947Pros. doc books 26-28 (exhibits 620-683) 7178-7200
2 Sep 1947Georg Staminger (D) 7202-7225
2 Sep 1947Felix Steiner (D) 7226-7257
2 Sep 1947Hans K. Hohberg (D) 7258-7269
3 Sep 1947Hermann Karoli (D) 7270-7273
3 Sep 1947Hans Fritzsche (D) 7273-7308
3 Sep 1947Solomon Jollek (P) 7310-7329
3 Sep 1947Wilhelm Krause (D) 7332-7341
3 Sep 1947Albert Schiatowsky (D) 7342-7344
3 Sep 1947Ernst Specht (D) 7344-7345
3 Sep 1947Pros. doc. book 28 (ex 684-696) 7347-7357
3 Sep 1947Fanslau (D) 7357-7366
4 Sep 1947Pros. doc. books 29-31 (ex 697-726, 635-639) 7368-7392, 7418
4 Sep 1947Defense documents:
Pohl 7401-7409
Tschentscher7418-7421
Mummenthey7424-7434
Baier7451-7463
Eirenschmalz7464-7469
Kiefer7469-7470
4 Sep 1947Frank (D) 7410-7417
4 Sep 1947Georg Loerner (D) 7423-7424
4 Sep 1947Horst Klein (D) 7436-7442
4 Sep 1947Leo Volk (D) 7442-7450
15 Sep 1947Pros. doc. book 33 (ex 727-735) 7471-7474
15 Sep 1947Defense documents:
Frank 7474-7477
H. Loerner7477-7478
Pohl7478-7483
Fanslau7483-7485, 7495-7496
Vogt7485-7494
G. Loerner7496-7500
Tschentscher7501-7503
Eirenschmalz7503-7511)
16 Sep 1947Defense documents:
Sommer 7513-7515
Pook7515-7523
Hohberg7523-7526
Bobermin7528-7542
Volk7542-7545, 7552-7563
Mummenthey7545-7551
17 Sep 1947Prosecution closing statement 7565-7637
17 Sep 1947Defense closing statements (by attorneys):
Pohl 7640-7724
Frank7725-7756
18 Sep 1947Defense closing statements:
Fanslau 7758-7792
Sommer7793-7827
Bobermin and Volk7829
Hohberg7831-7868
Pook7868-7882
19 Sep 1947Defense closing statements:
Pook 7883-7908
G. Loerner7909-7924
Scheide7925-7937
Vogt7937-7939
Kiefer7940
Tschentscher7940
20 Sep 1947Defense closing statements:
Mummenthey 7944-7977
Klein7978-8009
22 Sep 1947Defendants' final statements 8011-8047
3 Oct 1947Prosecution closing briefs (in English) submitted
3 Nov 1947Judgments and sentences 8049-8201 (end of transcript)
7 June 1948Military Governor order to reconvene for revision of judgment
14 July 1948Tribunal order authorizing additional defense briefs
11 Aug 1948Supplementary judgments and sentences
30 Apr, 11 May 1949Confirmation and revision of sentences by Military Governor
2 May 1949Denial of writ of habeas corpus by U.S. Supreme Court
31 Jan 1951Sentences revised by High Commissioner McCloy