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Father Lelere, a former prisoner, testifies at the trial of former camp personnel and prisoners from Flossenbuerg.

Father Lelere, a former prisoner, testifies at the trial of former camp personnel and prisoners from Flossenbuerg.  On the right is Fred Stecker, a court interpreter.
Photograph # 43018
Caption Father Lelere, a former prisoner, testifies at the trial of former camp personnel and prisoners from Flossenbuerg. On the right is Fred Stecker, a court interpreter.
Date 06/21/1946
Locale Dachau, [Bavaria] Germany
Event History Forty-five former camp personnel and prisoners from the Flossenbuerg concentration camp were brought to trial in front of an American Military Tribunal in Dachau, Germany, on June 12, 1946, charged with killing, beating, starving, and mistreating the prisoners under their charge. After over six months of testimony, the Tribunal returned its verdicts on January 22, 1947, finding all but five of the defendants guilty. Fifteen of the defendants were sentenced to death by hanging, eleven received life sentences, and the remaining fourteen received jail terms from one to thirty years. Those sentenced to death were executed on in Landsberg October 2, 1947.
Designation PURSUIT OF JUSTICE -- Concentration Camp/Atrocity Trials -- US Army Trials -- Flossenbuerg
Keywords AMERICANS
CLERGY/CHAPLAINS (CHRISTIAN)
COURTS/COURTROOMS
INTERPRETERS
LAWYERS/PROSECUTORS/DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
SURVIVORS
TRIALS
TRIALS (FLOSSENBUERG)
WAR CRIMINALS/TRIALS
WITNESSES
Photo Source National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
Copyright: Public Domain
Source Record ID: 111-SC-247048 (Album 5601)
Photo Credit United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
Record Type Photograph
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