DDR-Justiz und NS-verbrechen: sammlung ostdeutscher strafurteile wegen Nationalsozialistischer totungsverbrechen, Volume 12

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Amsterdam University Press, 2008 - History - 668 pages
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Volume 12 contains the judgments finalized between mid April 1947 and the end of January 1948. In ten instances the trial judgments could not be found in the archives or were only discovered in part. If these documents should turn up before the completion of the series, they will be included in its final volume. The remaining 77 cases primarily concern crimes committed against civilians in East-Germany. In the majority of the cases these crimes involve denunciations. Of particular interest in this volume is case nr.1760: it is the only 'Euthanasia'-case in either East or West Germany in which a so-called 'Obergutachter' was tried (Prof.Dr. Nitsche). During the period covered by this volume the trials of homicidal Nazi crimes by Assize Courts (Schwurgerichte) - practised since May 1945 - came to an end. Instead, Special Chambers of the District Courts (Landgerichte) were established on the basis of Directive Nr.38 of the Allied Control Council and the associated procedural regulations of SMAD Order Nr.201 of August 1947. In addition to Control Council Law Nr.10, these Penal Chambers ("Strafkammer nach Befehl 201") now also applied Control Council Directive Nr.38 as substantive law. Due to the fact that, until the end of 1948, all Nazi crimes committed in Berlin were tried in the Western sector of the city, by the Landgericht Berlin-Moabit, no such cases appear in this volume. Instead, they are included in the West German series, 'Justiz und NS-Verbrechen'.

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