Bergen Belsen Camp: Trial of Josef Kramer and 44 others by Javier Gómez Pérez

By Javier Gómez Pérez

BERGEN BELSEN focus CAMP CASE No. 10: THE BERGEN BELSEN TRIAL TRIAL OF JOSEF KRAMER AND forty four OTHERS BRITISH army courtroom, LUNEBURG, seventeenth SEPTEMBER-17th NOVEMBER, 1945

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Max Markowicz, a French subject, provided further evidence regarding the shooting of Keith Meyer at Belsen. m. The friend asked to be allowed to enter and was refused, and the accused struck him a two-handed blow on the head with a square table leg. He collapsed, and the deponent dragged him away with an open wound in his head. Three hours later he died. The deponent belonged to Block 21. The Russian was a strong healthy man. 32). On the 4th April, 1945, 3,000 males left by rail for Belsen.

She forced old women to work and often beat them. She was a prison leader in the camp. The deponent had some teeth knocked out himself by the iron bar. m. a Russian brushed against the accused, who hit him. The Russian returned the blow. The accused demanded from a prisoner named Lajward five Russian roubles. . There was no food and most of the men wore clogs. Poppner saw him shoot two of them and the third might have escaped. The deponent thought that two others in a distressed condition were shot later, because he heard shots after they were taken aside, and he never saw them again.

Josef Hauptmann, a Czech, said that on the 4th April, 1945, 10,000 workers were transferred to Belsen. The journey took five days and many were shot on the way. At Bergen station, Hoessler came up and gave instructions for nine sick people to be shot. Hauptmann did not see them shot, but he did not see them again. The wire was electrified. Herbst said that she watched this scene for 20 minutes and when she returned at night the ditch was empty. The affidavit of Helene Herkovitz, a Czech, included the statement that in Belsen, about seven weeks before 3rd May, 1945, when she made her affidavit, she was caught in possession of a ring and a locket by “Ellers “and beaten with a stick until the blood came from her nose and ears.

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