Pima Community College History 274 Spring 2005

Why Did We Summarize This Trial?

Dedication to the Memory of Fjodor Stepanowitsch Solodovnik (1925-2005)

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United States vs. Shuettauf, et al.

Case No. 000-50-5-3

NARA Record Group 153 Entry 143 270/1/14-15/6-1 Box 12

Trial Dates June 13, 1947 to June 24, 1947

 

 PDF Files of Trial Transcripts

(prepared by David Chappell)

 

List of Defendants

Charge Sheet

Prosecution and Defense Council

US Army Judge Advocate's Accused ID Sheets

Statements/Evidence

 

Summaries of Testimony

Index of Names

Index of Topics

 

Prosecution Witness Joseph Kowalski

                 Summarized by Dahlia Flake

Biographical Information

SS Guards at KZ Gusen I

Schuettauf and the Chain of Guards

Executions

Grill and the Mail

Grill and Bathing-to-Death

Corpses from Gusen Taken to Mauthausen

Drying Tattoos on Human Skin

Beatings and Murder

Shooting of American Flyers               

Murder of Willi Tuttas

Gassing of Russian Prisoners-of-War

Living Conditions

 

 

Prosecution Witness Pedro Gomez

                Summarized by Sundeep Srivastava

                Spanish Translation by Marcos Higuera

Biographical Information

Grill and Bathing-to-Death

Jungjohann

Tandler and the Young Russians

Heisig

Schuettauf and the Chain of Guards

Gassing of Russians

Gassing of Jews

Gusen II

Hartheim Castle

 

 

Prosecution Witness Joseph Berdzinski

                Summarized by Eric Weigand

Biographical Information

Grill and the Mail

The Spaniards            En Español by Marcos Higuera

Chmielewski and Drunken Beatings

 

 

Prosecution Witness Jan Janusz Kamienski

                Summarized by Eric Weigand

Biographical Information

Grill and the Mail

Bathing-to-Death

Schuettauf and the Chain of Guards

Conditions in Kastenhof

Russian Prisoners-of-War

Attitude of Other Prisoners to Murders

 

 

Prosecution Witness Stefan Szmura

 

Biographical Information

Extermination and Labor

Grill and the Mail

Grill and Bathing-to-Death

Tandler and the Young Russians

Hartung

Engineer Wolfram and Death of Willie Tuttas

SS and Selections

Gaertner and Executions

 

 

Prosecution Witness Antoni Szulc

 

Biographical Information

Schuettauf and Chain of Guards

Murder of American Flyer

Heisig and Bathing-to-Death

Jungjohann and Beatings

Tandler and Gusen III

 

 

Prosecution Witness Heinrich Lutterbach

 

Biographical Information

Block 2 Main Office

Young Russians

Grill and the Mail

Schuettauf and the Chain of Guards

Gassings of Russian POWs

 

 

Prosecution Witness Anton Ledderstatter

 

Biographical Information

Various Defendants

 

 

Prosecution Witness Gotthard Krause

                Summarized by Patrick Pope

Biographical Information

Spaniards

German Prisoners in Gusen I 1942

Camp Hierarchy: Prisoners and SS

SS Administration at KZ Gusen I

SS Guard Companies

“Real Camp,” “Large Camp,” Chain of Guards, and Work Details

Schuettauf and Prisoners

Executions

Grill and the Mail Room

Prisoner Buyer

Chmielewski and Night Beatings

Bathing-to-Death

Gassing of Russian POWs

Hartung

Jews at Gusen 1943

Americans at Gusen

Tandler and the Young Russians

The Russians

Spotted Fever

Construction of Crematory 1942

 

Defense Witness Johann Joseph Foerster

 

Biographical Information

Vienna-Florisdsorf and Schuettauf

 

Defendant Eric Schuettauf

                Summarized by Rocklyn Winchester with Orion Cowell

Biographical Information

Duties of Guard Companies at Gusen I

SS Officers at KZ Gusen I

Protective Custody Camp and Guard Companies

The Beating and Shootings

Prisoners in Quarry and Chain of Guards

Dead Bodies

Executions

Deaths from Bathing or Gassing

Shooting of American Fliers

Mail

 

 

Defendant Wilhelm Grill

                Summarized by Rocklyn Winchester

Biographical Information

     Grill and the Hitler Youth

     Army Service and the Waffen SS

     Contact with Concentration Camps

Service in the Post Office

Head of Criminal Matters and Welfare

Living Quarters

Mail Theft

Restrictions on Prisoner Mail

Grill and the Reception and Distribution of Mail

Censoring

Beatings Associated with the Mail Room

A Soldier Following Mail Orders

Chmielewski and Drunken Beatings

SS in Camp

Deaths in the Camp

 

 

Defendant Willi Jungjohann

                Summarized by Jayne Klick and Nick Kendryna

Biographical Information

Contact with inmates

Furloughs

Executions

Death of a Spaniard

Treatment of Prisoners

American Flyers

The “Beast”

 

Defendant Oskar Tandler

                Summarized by Jayne Klick and Nick Kendryna

Biographical Information

Chmielewski and His Group

Duties of Interpreter 

Wilhelm Grill

Young Russians

Russian Prisoners-of-War

“Freezing” of the Russians

Deaths at Gusen

Bathing-to-Death

Executions

Tattoos and Soap

 

Defendant Herbert Hartung

                Summarized by Amaris Diaz and Crystal Allen

Biographical Information 

Chmielewski

Hartung as Detail and Block Leader in the Quarries

Hartung and the Prisoners’ Fire Brigade

The Bunker and Willie Tuttas

Gassings

Murder on the Electric Wire

Beating of Russian POWs

Causes of Death at Gusen

 

Defendant Alfons Hugo Heisig

                Summarized by Amaris Diaz and Crystal Allen

Biographical Information

Duties of Detail Leader

Evenings for Non-Commissioned Officers at Gusen

Chmielewski

Grill and the Mail

Freezing Prisoners with Water or Bathing-to-Death

Gassing of Prisoners in Barracks

Beating Prisoners

Living Conditions

Executions

 

 

 Defense Witness Johann Folger

                Summarized by Amaris Diaz, Crystal Allen, Elijah Gay

Biographical Information

Russian POWs

Young Russians

Camp Leaders Chmielewski and Seidler

Gassings

Bathing-to-Death

Living and Working Conditions for Russian POWs

Deaths

Grill and the Mail

Executions

 

Summarized by Elijah Gay:

 

Prosecution’s Closing Arguments

                                               

The Defense Closing Arguments

                                               

Court Decisions

                                                               

Statements by the Accused

 

Sentencing

 

Modification of Sentences

  

Edited by Jan-Ruth Mills

KZ Gusen Memorial Committee

www.gusen.org

Jan.mills@pima.edu

 

Reviews and Recommendations for these defendants

can also be found at http://www.hhs.utoledo.edu/dachau/000-50-5-03.pdf

Many thanks to Nicole Haney at the University of Toledo for providing them.

 

Berg