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A defendant at the trial of 61 former camp personnel and prisoners from Mauthausen, stands in his place in the defendants' dock.

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    A defendant at the trial of 61 former camp personnel and prisoners from Mauthausen, stands in his place in the defendants' dock.
    A defendant at the trial of 61 former camp personnel and prisoners from Mauthausen, stands in his place in the defendants' dock.  

The defendant is probably Julius Ludolf, a former Lieutenant in the SS and the commandant of Melk.

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    A defendant at the trial of 61 former camp personnel and prisoners from Mauthausen, stands in his place in the defendants' dock.

    The defendant is probably Julius Ludolf, a former Lieutenant in the SS and the commandant of Melk.
    Date
    1946 March 29 - 1946 May 13
    Locale
    Dachau, [Bavaria] Germany
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Albert Barkin

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    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Albert Barkin

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    Julius Ludolf (1893-1947), SS lieutenant who served as the commandant of a series of sub-camps of Mauthausen, including Loibl-Pass, Gross-Raming, and Melk. Ludolf took command of Melk in May 1944 and remained there until the last of the prisoners was evacuated in April 1945. He was greatly feared by those around him, both staff and prisoners, who characterized him as violent and self-indulgent. An alcoholic, he would often brutally beat up prisoners. He also stole large quantities of food and cigarettes from both the prisoners and his staff. American troops captured Ludolf in early May 1945. He was brought to trial before the U.S. Military Court in Dachau, which sentenced him to death. He was hanged on May 27, 1947.
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