Today in the History of War Crimanls

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Historical Events

  • 1942-12-17 Allies in London sentence German war criminals

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945-05-21 Nazi SS-Reichsfuehrer Heinrich Himmler captured

Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS Heinrich Himmler
Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS
Heinrich Himmler
  • 1946-04-29 28 former Japanese leaders indicted in Tokyo as war criminals
  • 1946-06-03 International Military Tribunal opens in Tokyo against 28 Japanese war criminals
  • 1946-10-01 12 Nazi war criminals sentenced to death in Nuremberg
  • 1946-10-16 10 Nazi leaders hanged as war criminals after Nuremberg trials
  • 1946-10-25 1st trial against nazi war criminals (Nuremberg)
  • 1948-09-10 Bijz Criminal division sentences war criminal Jacob Folks to life
  • 1950-07-12 Hague Council of Annulment convicts German war criminals W Lages, FH Van de Funten & F Fischer to death
  • 1951-02-01 Alfred Krupp & 28 other German war criminals freed
  • 1952-09-24 Dutch minister Dark sentences war criminal W Lages to death
  • 1956-04-03 German war criminals Hinrichsen/Ruhl/Siebens/Viebahn freed
  • 1969-07-07 German newspaper Der Spiegel reveals Bishop Defregger of Munich is a war criminal
  • 1974-04-11 WW II war criminal JP Philippa arrested
  • 1976-01-26 Belgium Catholic elite starts amnesty campaign for war criminals
  • 1976-11-14 War criminal Pieter Menten captured 1 day after fleeing
  • 1976-12-06 War criminal Pieter Menten arrested in Zurich
  • 1977-12-14 War criminal Pieter Menten sentenced in Amsterdam to 15 years
  • 1978-06-01 High Council destroys judgment against war criminal Pieter Menten
  • 1978-12-04 Dutch war criminal Pieter Menten freed
  • 1980-07-09 Dutch war criminal Pieter Menten sentenced to 10 years
  • 1983-01-25 Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie arrested in Bolivia
  • 1989-01-27 German war criminals Fischer & Aus der Funten freed
  • 1989-02-27 German war criminals Aus der Funten and Fischer freed in Holland
  • 1989-05-24 French war criminal Paul Touvier arrested in monastery in Nice
  • 2008-07-21 Bosnian-Serb war criminal Radovan Karadžić is arrested in Serbia and is indicted by the UN's ICTY tribunal.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1892-07-22 Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian chancellor (1930s)/war criminal
  • 1893-04-26 Draza Mihajlovic, Serbian WWII hero and war criminal (d. 1946)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1893-04-30 Joachim von Ribbentrop, Nazi foreign minister and war criminal, born in Wesel, Rhine Province, German Empire (d. 1946)

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • 1899-05-26 Pieter Menten, Dutch war criminal
  • 1899-11-29 Andrija Artuković, Croatian war criminal (d. 1988)
  • 1900-05-23 Hans Frank, German Nazi war criminal (d. 1946)
  • 1901-12-10 F Fischer, German war criminal (Breda 4)
  • 1904-01-08 Karl Brandt, Alsacian Nazi war criminal (d. 1948)
  • 1907-04-16 August Eigruber, Austrian war criminal (d. 1947)
  • 1911-03-16 Dr. Josef Mengele, German, accused Nazi war criminal (d. 1979)
  • 1912-10-05 Fritz Fischer (medical doctor), Nazi war criminal
  • 1913-07-29 Erich Priebke, Nazi war criminal
  • 1915-04-03 Paul Touvier, war criminal
  • 1919-07-16 Hermine Braunsteiner, Nazi war criminal (d. 1999)
  • 1920-03-16 Dorothea Binz, Nazi war criminal (d. 1947)
  • 1920-04-03 John Demjanjuk, Ukrainian-born American auto worker, alleged Nazi and convicted war criminal (under appeal at death), (d. 2012)
  • 1943-06-08 William Calley, American war criminal
  • 1958-11-28 Georges Rutaganda, Rwandan war criminal
  • 1960-11-02 Tihomir Blaškić, Croatian war criminal

Famous Deaths

  • 1946-10-16 Alfred Rosenberg, German war criminal, hanged
  • 1946-10-16 Fritz Sauckel, German war criminal, hanged
  • 1946-10-16 Hans Frank, former Nazi Governor General of Occupied Poland, hanged

BattleExecution

1946-10-16 Joachim von Ribbentrop, Nazi foreign minister and war criminal, hanged at 53

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • 1946-10-16 Wilhelm Frick, German war criminal, hanged
  • 1947-05-02 Dorothea Binz, Nazi war criminal (b. 1920)
  • 1947-05-28 August Eigruber, Austrian war criminal (b. 1907)
  • 1951-06-07 Bobel, Braune, Naumann, Ohlendorf, Pohl, Schallenmair & Otto Schmidt, Nazi war criminals, hanged

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1962-06-01 Adolf Eichmann, German Nazi officer (SS-Obersturmbannführer, Holocaust organizer), hanged in Israel at 56

SS officer Adolf Eichmann
SS officer
Adolf Eichmann
  • 1963-05-13 Alois Hudal, bishop, helped Nazi war criminals escape (b. 1885)
  • 1967-09-01 Ilse Koch, Nazi war criminal (b. 1906)
  • 1987-11-14 Pieter Menten, Dutch war criminal, dies at 88
  • 1988-01-16 Andrija Artuković, Croatian war criminal (b. 1899)
  • 1989-09-21 F Fischer, German war criminal (4, Two of Breda), dies
  • 1999-04-19 Hermine Braunsteiner, Nazi war criminal (b. 1919)
  • 2005-11-07 Anthony Sawoniuk, Belarusian-born Nazi war criminal (b. 1921)
  • 2006-07-21 Ta Mok, "The Khmer Rouge Butcher", war criminal in Democratic Kampuchea (b. 1926)
  • 2007-02-22 Samuel Hinga Norman, Sierra Leonean alleged war criminal (b. 1940)
  • 2007-08-06 Heinz Barth, German convicted war criminal (SS) (b. 1920)
  • 2010-04-16 Rasim Delic, Bosnian military chief of staff and war criminal (b. 1949)
  • 2012-03-17 John Demjanjuk, convicted Nazi war criminal, dies from natural causes at 91