War crimes trial: Euthanasia case papers (microfilm)

Scope and Content

Verdict and judgement in an appeal in a Nazi war crimes euthanasia trial against Eugen Schmidt and Helen Schürg, OLG Frankfurt am Main, Ss 92/47, 1947. This copy trial document shows the verdict, sentence and trial judgement in a 'Euthanasia Case' appeal against Dr Walter Eugen Schmidt and Helen Schürg, OLG Frankfurt am Main 12.8.1947 Ss 92/47. They were originally found guilty of multiple murder and accessories to multiple murder respectively at the Eichberg nursing home, Hessen, between 1941 and 1945, along with several other defendants at a trial at the LG Frankfurt am Main, 21 Dec 1946-, No. 4 Kls 15/46. The appeal court upheld the verdicts and in the case of Schmidt raised the sentence from life imprisonment to death.

Administrative / Biographical History

Regional courts (Landgerichte) and the higher, appeal courts (Oberlandgerichte) throughout former West and East Germany conducted some 1800 Nazi war crimes trials involving some 3500 defendants from the end of the Second World War until the modern era.



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Acquisition Information

Jewish Central Information Office

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Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Location of Originals

Wiener Collection, Tel Aviv University, Israel.


Justiz und NS- Verbrechen: Sammlung deutscher Strafurteile wegen nationalsozialistische T?tungsverbrechen, 1945-1966 , ed. Fritz Bauer et al(University Press Amsterdam, 1968)