Goeth, Amon (1908-1946): Copy trial proceedings

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Scope and Content

Translation of the trial proceedings of Amon Goeth, made from the original Polish edition of the trial proceedings: Proces Ludobojcy Amona Leopolda Goetha published by Centralna Zydowska Komisja Historyczna (The Central Jewish Historical Committee), 1947. The verbatim proceedings of Amon Goeth's trial are preceded by a speech by the First Prosecution Counsel, Mieczyslaw Siewierski followed by an addresss by the Defence Counsel, Dr. Pokorny. A reading of the indictment follows. This includes a general overview of Nazi activities in Poland; a specific account of Goeth's role during this period; and descriptions of Plaszow Camp, the liquidation of Krakow and Tarnow ghettoes and Szebnia camp.

Administrative / Biographical History

Amon Lepold Goeth (1908-1946), SS officer, born in Vienna; joined the National Socialist Party in 1932; joined the SS, 1940, where he rose to the rank of Hauptsturmführer. Goeth was assigned to the headquarters of the SS Command and to the Lublin police. Subsequently he was transferred to Krakow, where he was in charge of liquidating the ghettos and labour camps at Szebnie, Bochnia, Tarnow, and Krakow, amongst other places. From February 1943 to September 1944 Goeth commanded the concentration camp at Plaszow, near Krakow. After the war he was extradited to Poland at the request of the Polish authorities and tried before the Polish Supreme Court on a charge of committing mass murder during the liquidation of the ghettos at Szebnie camp and Plaszow. He was sentenced to death and executed in Krakow, 1946.

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Open

Acquisition Information

Chris Webb

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Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

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Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

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