Sixteen of the Nineteen Defendants on Trial for War Crimes Committed During the War at Dora-Mittelbau

September 19, 9147Photograph

In August 1947, an American military tribunal brought to trial nineteen of the former camp personnel to face charges for acts committed against prisoners. All but four of the defendants were found guilty with sentences ranging from five years to death. The one defendant sentenced to death was Hans Moeser, the Protective Custody Camp Leader, and the man responsible for carrying out the death march of Dora-Mittelbau in early April. He is standing 3rd from the right. 

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park

Defendents in the war crimes trial from the Dora-Mittelbau concentration camp.