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Former SS-Obergruppenfuerher Josias Erbprinz zu Waldeck-Pyrmont is sentenced to life in prison by Brigadier General Emil C. Kiel at the trial of former camp personnel and prisoners from Buchenwald.

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    Former SS-Obergruppenfuerher Josias Erbprinz zu Waldeck-Pyrmont is sentenced to life in prison by Brigadier General Emil C. Kiel at the trial of former camp personnel and prisoners from Buchenwald.
    Former SS-Obergruppenfuerher Josias Erbprinz zu Waldeck-Pyrmont is sentenced to life in prison by Brigadier General Emil C. Kiel at the trial of former camp personnel and prisoners from Buchenwald.

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    Former SS-Obergruppenfuerher Josias Erbprinz zu Waldeck-Pyrmont is sentenced to life in prison by Brigadier General Emil C. Kiel at the trial of former camp personnel and prisoners from Buchenwald.
    Date
    1947 August 14
    Locale
    Dachau, [Bavaria] Germany
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
    Event History
    On March 4, 1947, American forces at Dachau charged 28 former camp personnel, 2 former kapos, and 1 former prisoner with participating in the operation of the Buchenwald concentration camp. Among those charged were former camp doctors and SS officers, including Hermann Pister, who was commandant of the camp from 1942 to 1945; Josias Erbprinz zu Waldeck-Pyrmont, who was SS-Obergruppenfuehrer and head of judicial matters; and Ilse Koch, a former Aufseherin and the wife of Karl Koch, who was Buchenwald commandant from 1937 to 1941. The trial began on April 11 and the sentences were handed down on August 14, 1947. Altogether, 22 of the defendants were sentenced to death by hanging, 5 were sentenced to life in prison, and 4 received shorter sentences. Pister was sentenced to death and died in an American prison. Waldeck-Pyrmont was sentenced to life, but was released in December 1950 for health reasons. Ilse Koch was sentenced to life but was released in 1949. After strong pressue by the US Senate, a Greman court sentenced to life again in 1951.

    https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007145.

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    National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
    Copyright: Public Domain
    Source Record ID: 111-SC-289337 (Album 5580)

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    1998-06-29 00:00:00
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