- Event Date
- January 10-12, 1946
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
00:10:06 (Paris 502) Execution of Three German Civilians by Hanging, Bruchsal, Germany, January 12, 1946. SEQ: Death sentence is read; condemned man walks to scaffold, is executed by hanging and his body placed in a coffin. (Same sequence for each prisoner.) MS, two Russian officers who were observers, speaking to an American woman correspondent.
Note: A Military Commission of the Seventh US Army found three German civilians guilty of killing two US Army men who were unarmed and prisoners of war.
00:15:14 (Paris 497) Execution of Nazi, Bruchsal, Germany, January 10, 1946. LS, gallows as hood is place over condemned man's head, rope placed over hood, and body dropped through trap. MLS, body is removed from beneath gallows and placed in coffin. Party approaching gallows. Condemned man kissing the Bible before mounting the scaffold.
Note: This man is a former German Army Sgt. Who was tried by the US Seventh Army court at Bruchsal and found guilty of killing an American aviator who bailed out of his plane over Germany.
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