Hostages Case (or Southeast Case): sentencing of German Generals active in S.E. Europe
- Event Date
- 1948 February
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
(Munich 676) War Crimes Trials - Subsequent Trial Proceedings - Hostages Trial #7, Nuremberg, Germany, February 1948. Sentencing Southeast Generals. HAS, tribunal as Judge Charles F. Wennerstrum announces that sentencing will now be imposed. First two generals - List and Kuntze - are given lifetime imprisonment. Former Generals Rendulic, Dehner, Speidel, Leyser, Felmy, Lanz are identified by name and sentenced; Foertsch and Geitner are freed.
This case is also known as the "Southeast Case" because the defendants were all German generals leading troops in southeastern Europe during the Balkans Campaign, i.e. in Greece, Albania, and Yugoslavia (and also in Norway). They were charged as responsible for taking civilians hostage and shooting them, along with partisans the German troops committed there from 1941 on, wantonly.
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