Justice at Dachau

The Trials of an American Prosecutor

Author: Joshua Greene

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307419053

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 6518

The world remembers Nuremberg, where a handful of Nazi policymakers were brought to justice, but nearly forgotten are the proceedings at Dachau, where hundreds of Nazi guards, officers, and doctors stood trial for personally taking part in the torture and execution of prisoners inside the Dachau, Mauthausen, Flossenburg, and Buchenwald concentration camps. In Justice at Dachau, Joshua M. Greene, maker of the award winning documentary film Witness: Voices from the Holocaust, recreates the Dachau trials and reveals the dramatic story of William Denson, a soft-spoken young lawyer from Alabama whisked from teaching law at West Point to leading the prosecution in the largest series of Nazi trials in history. In a makeshift courtroom set up inside Hitler’s first concentration camp, Denson was charged with building a team from lawyers who had no background in war crimes and determining charges for crimes that courts had never before confronted. Among the accused were Dr. Klaus Schilling, responsible for hundreds of deaths in his “research” for a cure for malaria; Edwin Katzen-Ellenbogen, a Harvard psychologist turned Gestapo informant; and one of history’s most notorious female war criminals, Ilse Koch, “Bitch of Buchenwald,” whose penchant for tattooed skins and human bone lamps made headlines worldwide. Denson, just thirty-two years old, with one criminal trial to his name, led a brilliant and successful prosecution, but nearly two years of exposure to such horrors took its toll. His wife divorced him, his weight dropped to 116 pounds, and he collapsed from exhaustion. Worst of all was the pressure from his army superiors to bring the trials to a rapid end when their agenda shifted away from punishing Nazis to winning the Germans’ support in the emerging Cold War. Denson persevered, determined to create a careful record of responsibility for the crimes of the Holocaust. When, in a final shocking twist, the United States used clandestine reversals and commutation of sentences to set free those found guilty at Dachau, Denson risked his army career to try to prevent justice from being undone. From the Hardcover edition.

Unsung Heroes of the Dachau Trials

The U.S. Army 7708 War Crimes Group, 1945-1947

Author: John J. Dunphy

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476674744

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 6323

The U.S. Army 7708 War Crimes Group investigated atrocities committed in Germany and Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II. These young Americans--many barely out of their teens--gathered evidence, interviewed witnesses, apprehended suspects and prosecuted defendants at trials held at Dachau. Their work often put them in harm's way--some suspects facing arrest preferred to shoot it out. The WCG successfully prosecuted the perpetrators of the Malmedy Massacre, in which 84 American prisoners of war were shot by their German captors, and Waffen-SS commando Otto Skorzeny, aptly described as "the most dangerous man in Europe." Operation Paperclip, however, placed some war criminals--scientists and engineers recruited by the U.S. government--beyond their reach. From the ruins of the Third Reich arose a Nazi underground that preyed on Americans--especially members of the WCG.

The Nuremberg Trials: International Criminal Law Since 1945

60th Anniversary International Conference

Author: Lawrence Raful

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110944847

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 7774

60 years after the trials of the main German war criminals, the articles in this book attempt to assess the Nuremberg Trials from a historical and legal point of view, and to illustrate connections, contradictions and consequences. In view of constantly reoccurring reports of mass crimes from all over the world, we have only reached the halfway point in the quest for an effective system of international criminal justice. With the legacy of Nuremberg in mind, this volume is a contribution to the search for answers to questions of how the law can be applied effectively and those committing crimes against humanity be brought to justice for their actions.

In the Shadow of Hitler

Alabama's Jews, the Second World War, and the Holocaust

Author: Dan J. Puckett

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817313281

Category: History

Page: 326

View: 5027

Dan J. Puckett's In the Shadow of Hitler explores and documents how Alabama Jews became aware of and responded to the coming of the Second World War and the Nazi persecution of European Jews.

Nürnberger Prozesse : Völkerstrafrecht Seit 1945

Author: Herbert R. Reginbogin,Christoph Johannes Maria Safferling

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company


Category: Law

Page: 320

View: 6472

60 years after the trials of the main German war criminals, the articles in this book attempt to assess the Nuremberg Trials from a historical and legal point of view, and to illustrate connections, contradictions and consequences. In view of constantly reoccurring reports of mass crimes from all over the world, we have only reached the halfway point in the quest for an effective system of international criminal justice. With the legacy of Nuremberg in mind, this volume is a contribution to the search for answers to questions of how the law can be applied effectively and those committing crimes against humanity be brought to justice for their actions.

Die Strafanstalt Landsberg am Lech und der Spöttinger Friedhof (1944-1958)

eine Dokumentation im Auftrag des Instituts für Zeitgeschichte, München-Berlin

Author: Thomas Raithel

Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag

ISBN: 9783486587418

Category: Cemeteries

Page: 197

View: 9035

Nur wenige hundert Meter von einander entfernt liegen zwei besondere historische Orte der schrecklichsten Periode deutscher Zeitgeschichte: die Justizvollzugsanstalt Landsberg am Lech und der Spottinger Friedhof, auf dem Opfer und Tater des NS-Regimes neben einander bestattet liegen. Bis Mitte 1945 wurden dort zahlreiche politische wie kriminelle Haftlinge der NS-Strafanstalt begraben, anschliessend ein grosser Teil der im US-amerikanischen War Criminal Prison Hingerichteten und Verstorbenen. Die Frage, wie mit den Grabern umgegangen werden soll, hat bereits in den spaten 1940er Jahren fur offentliche Konflikte gesorgt. Gestutzt auf umfangreiche deutsche und amerikanische Archivalien fasst Thomas Raithel in seiner Dokumentation grundlegende Informationen uber das Gefangnis und die Belegung des Friedhofs im Zeitraum von 1944 bis 1958 zusammen, stellt sie in ihre historischen Zusammenhange und tragt damit dazu bei, die gesellschaftliche Auseinandersetzung mit diesen Orten zu versachlichen."

Eichmann in Jerusalem

Ein Bericht von der Banalität des Bösen

Author: Hannah Arendt

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492962580

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 6548

Der ehemalige SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann gilt als einer der Hauptverantwortlichen für die »Endlösung« der Juden in Europa. Der Prozess gegen ihn fand 1961 in Jerusalem statt. Hannah Arendts Prozessbericht wurde von ihr 1964 als Buch publiziert und brachte eine Lawine ins Rollen: Es stieß bei seinem Erscheinen auf heftige Ablehnung in Israel, Deutschland und in den USA– und wurde zu einem Klassiker wie kaum ein anderes vergleichbares Werk zur Zeitgeschichte und ihrer Deutung.


Author: United States Military Academy. Association of Graduates

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 6135


SS und Secret Service

"Verschwörung des Schweigens": die Akte Karl Wolff

Author: Kerstin von Lingen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783506767448

Category: Operation Sunrise

Page: 273

View: 6346


Testing the Boundaries of International Humanitarian Law

Author: Susan Carolyn Breau,Agnieszka Jachec-Neale

Publisher: British Inst of International & Comparative


Category: Law

Page: 343

View: 8608

This collection of essays comes as the first British Institute of International and Comparative Law publication in the field of international humanitarian law in over a dozen years. This new book explores the important and topical subject of 21st century conflict and the implications for international humanitarian law. The areas covered include in-depth analysis of topical issues such as terrorism and complex security situations, legal fault-lines, contemporary warfare, post-conflict management, and in problems relative to occupation, interrelations between humanitarian law, and human rights. A special section is dedicated to the creation and role of the Iraqi Special Tribunal.


Die Geschichte der nationalsozialistischen Konzentrationslager

Author: Nikolaus Wachsmann

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 364118892X

Category: History

Page: 992

View: 3332

"Ergreifend, zutiefst menschlich und großartig erzählt." (Sir Richard Evans) Ein historisches Werk, das seinesgleichen sucht: Nikolaus Wachsmanns lang erwartete, monumentale Geschichte der Konzentrationslager von den improvisierten Anfängen 1933 bis zu ihrer Auflösung 1945. Diese erste umfassende Darstellung vereint auf eindrückliche Weise sowohl die Perspektive der Täter als auch jene der Opfer, sie zeigt die monströse Dynamik der Vernichtungspolitik und verleiht zugleich den Gefangenen und Gequälten eine Stimme. Ein gewaltiges Buch – erschütternd und erhellend zugleich. Für seine Geschichte der Konzentrationslager hat Nikolaus Wachsmann eine enorme Menge an Quellen und Forschungsliteratur ausgewertet, Tagebücher und Briefe der Lagerinsassen, Prozessunterlagen, SS- und Polizeiakten, ein Teil davon erstmals hier verwendet. Auf diese Weise konnte er die Praktiken der Täter, die Einstellungen der Gesellschaft und die Welt der Opfer in einem großen epischen Rahmen zusammenführen, konnte das Leben und Sterben im Lager, die individuellen Schicksale schildern, aber auch die politischen, ökonomischen und militärischen Umstände, die Hintergründe der NS-Vernichtungspolitik. Beides, die Nahaufnahme wie die historische Entwicklung, vereint Wachsmann zu einer eindringlichen Erzählung – ein historisches Werk, das, wie Ian Kershaw schreibt »kaum jemals übertroffen werden wird«.

The Littlest Giant

The Story of Vamana

Author: Joshua M. Greene

Publisher: Insight Editions

ISBN: 9781608873036

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7471

Retells a myth found in the Bhagavata Purana in which Vamana, one of the avatars of Vishnu, teaches King Bali a lesson about greed.

Im Interesse der Gerechtigkeit

Die Dachauer Kriegsverbrecherprozesse 1945-1948

Author: Robert Sigel

Publisher: N.A


Category: Dachau Trial, Dachau, Germany, 1946

Page: 250

View: 8473


Krishna and the Mystery of the Stolen Calves

Author: Joshua M. Greene,Dominique Amendola

Publisher: Insight Editions

ISBN: 9781608871735

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 7800

When Brahma becomes jealous of Krishna he steals Krishna's friends and their cows and hides them, but Krishna cleverly outwits the chief of the gods.

Gita Wisdom

An Introduction to India's Essential Yoga Text

Author: Joshua Greene

Publisher: Mandala Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781601090362

Category: Religion

Page: 121

View: 7791

A "non-technical abridgement [of the Bhagavadgītā] that clusters and paraphrases verses to convey their general sense"--Page xvii.

Kaliya, Serpent King

Author: Joshua M. Greene,Patrick Wire

Publisher: Insight Editions

ISBN: 9781608871483

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 5645

When the king of ancient India's serpent people poisons the once-pristine Yamuna River and threatens the villagers and animals of Vrindavan, a young Krishna resolves to protect the environment and safeguard the lives of everyone who depends on the river.

Der Reichstagsbrand

Wiederaufnahme eines Verfahrens

Author: Benjamin Carter Hett

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644055114

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 2753

Benjamin Carter Hett rollt in diesem Buch einen der größten und rätselhaftesten Kriminalfälle des 20. Jahrhunderts neu auf: den Reichstagsbrand von 1933. Adolf Hitler war noch keine vier Wochen an der Macht, als am Abend des 27. Februar das Reichstagsgebäude in Berlin in Flammen aufging. Kaum war das Feuer gelöscht, erließ die Reichsregierung eine Notverordnung, die einen permanenten Ausnahmezustand schuf und die bis zum Ende des Nazi-Regimes die Grundlage zur Verfolgung politischer Gegner bleiben sollte. Somit markierte der Reichstagsbrand den eigentlichen Beginn des "Dritten Reiches". Noch am Tatort wurde der mutmaßliche Brandstifter verhaftet, der niederländische Kommunist Marinus van der Lubbe. Die nationalsozialistische Regierung behauptete umgehend, der junge Mann gehöre einer kommunistischen Verschwörung an. Doch handelte van der Lubbe wirklich auf eigene Faust, wie sich die meisten Historiker seit langem einig sind? Oder steckten die Nazis selbst hinter dem Anschlag, um ihn für ihre Zwecke zu instrumentalisieren? Benjamin Carter Hetts Auswertung der Originalquellen wirft neues Licht auf diesen Fall und entlarvt nicht nur die Schwächen der Einzeltäterthese, sondern auch, welche große Deutungsmacht NS-Seilschaften in der Geschichtswissenschaft noch lange nach 1945 hatten.

Swami in a Strange Land

How Krishna Came to the West

Author: Joshua M. Greene

Publisher: Mandala Publishing

ISBN: 9781683831747

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 348

View: 6118

Discover the man behind the movement in this intimate biography of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). In 1965, a seventy-year-old man—soon to be known as Prabhupada—set sail from India to America with a few books in his bag, pennies in his pockets, and a message of love in his heart. He landed in New York at the peak of the revolutionary counterculture movement of the ’60s, and went on to spark a global spiritual renaissance that led to the creation of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, which has changed millions of lives. Through the depiction of Prabhupada as both an enlightened luminary and a personable, funny, and conscientious individual, Swami in a Strange Land shows why cultural icons such as George Harrison and Allen Ginsberg incorporated Prabhupada’s teachings into their lives, and why millions more around the globe embarked upon the path of bhakti yoga in his footsteps. Carefully researched, skillfully crafted, and extraordinarily intimate, this narrative follows Prabhupada as he rises from an anonymous monk to a world-renowned spiritual leader. Set in locations as far ranging as remote Himalayan caves and the gilded corridors of Paris’s City Hall, Swami in a Strange Land traces the rise of Eastern spirituality in the West—and in particular, the rise of yoga culture and vegetarianism and the concepts of karma and reincarnation. A remarkable journey into the deepest dimensions of the human experience, Swami in a Strange Land shows how one man with a dream can change the world.

The Dachau Defendants

Life Stories from Testimony and Documents of the War Crimes Prosecutions

Author: Fern Overbey Hilton

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786417684

Category: History

Page: 211

View: 4429

"Written from primary source documents including official files and reviews of the trials, the book describes the cases and provides defendants' personal details: upbringing, education, career choices, their behavior during the trials, and their lives afterward. The study concludes with an appendix, arranged by series, of all cases by number and name of the case (defendant), and a bibliography. It is illustrated with photographs of the defendants and relevant sites and events."--BOOK JACKET.