The History of War Crimes

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Historical Events

  • 1942-09-12 Free-Poland & Belgium asks pope to condemn nazi-war crimes

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1945-09-11 Hideki Tojo, Japanese Prime Minister during most of World War II, attempts suicide rather than face war crimes tribunal but fails - later he is hanged

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1946-09-05 Amon Göth, former head of Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp, found guilty of imprisonment, torture, and extermination of individuals and groups of people, the first conviction of homicide at a war crimes court

Nuremberg Trials

1946-09-30 Twenty-two Nazi leaders, including Joachim von Ribbentrop and Hermann Goering, are found guilty of war crimes and sentenced to death or prison at the Nuremberg war trials

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1950-02-01 USSR demands condemnation of Emperor Hirohito for war crimes

  • 1956-02-01 Hague Daily Newspaper reveals war crimes of Hague mayor Schokking

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1961-12-12 Nazi German army officer Adolf Eichmann is found guilty of war crimes in Israel

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1983-02-06 Trial of former Gestapo commandant Klaus Barbie begins in France for war crimes during World War II

  • 1987-04-20 US deports Karl Linnas to USSR, charged with Nazi war crimes

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1999-05-27 The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia indicts Slobodan Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo

  • 2001-04-01 Former president of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on charges of war crimes.
  • 2002-02-12 The trial of former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević begins at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague. He eventually dies four years later before its conclusion.
  • 2002-07-01 The International Criminal Court is established to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression
  • 2005-12-08 Ante Gotovina, Croatian army general accused of war crimes, is captured in the Playa de las Américas, Tenerife by the Spanish police.
  • 2008-07-10 Former Macedonian Interior Minister Ljube Boškoski is acquitted of all charges by a UN Tribunal accusing him of war crimes
  • 2009-03-04 International Criminal Court issues an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur becoming the first sitting head of state to be indicted
  • 2014-05-23 Russia and China veto the U.N. Security Council resolution to establish an International Criminal Court for war crimes in Syria
  • 2014-12-13 Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, criticizes UN Security Council for its lack of action over war crimes in the Darfur region of Sudan
  • 2016-09-19 Aid convoy into Urum al-Kubra, Syria attacked by air strikes, UN denounces as a war crime
  • 2019-07-08 Congolese general and rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court in the Hague
  • 2021-02-04 International Criminal Court convicts Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen of war crimes and crimes against humanity including forced pregnancy in legal first [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • 1897-11-23 Karl Gebhardt, Nazi doctor (executed for war crimes for conducting experiments on concentration camp inmates), born in Haag in Oberbayern, Germany (d. 1948)
  • 1913-11-28 Hugo Pos, Surinamese-Dutch poet and writer, born in Paramaribo, Suriname (d. 2000)

Ratko MladićRatko Mladić (80 years old)

1942-03-12 Bosnian Serb general during the Bosnian War (found guilty of war crimes 2017), born in Božanovići, Croatia

  • 1955-10-12 Ante Gotovina, Croatian army general accused of war crimes, born in Tkon, Croatia

Famous Deaths

  • 1865-10-20 Champ Ferguson, American Confederate guerrilla, found guilty of war crimes during US Civil War, executed and hung at 43
  • 1945-10-06 Leonardo Conti, Nazi physician, dies by hanging himself while awaiting trial for war crimes at Nuremberg at 45
  • 1946-02-23 Tomoyuki Yamashita [Yamashita Tomobumi], Imperial Japanese general dubbed "Tiger of Malaya," executed for war crimes by hanging at 60
  • 1946-06-01 Ion Antonescu, Romanian soldier and authoritarian politician, is executed after having been convicted of war crimes

Amon GöthAmon Göth (1908-1946)

1946-09-13 Austrian SS commandant of the Płaszów concentration camp, executed by hanging at after being convicted of war crimes at 37

  • 1947-06-18 Shigematsu Sakaibara, Japanese admiral, hanged for war crimes at 48
  • 1948-06-02 Karl Brandt, German physician of Adolf Hitler, hanged for war crimes at 44
  • 1948-06-02 Karl Gebhardt, Nazi doctor (convicted of war crimes for experimenting on concentration camp inmates), executed and hung for his crimes at 50

Hideki TojoHideki Tojo (1884-1948)

1948-12-23 Japanese Prime Minister during WW II (1941-44), hanged for war crimes at 64

  • 1971-08-17 Wilhelm List, German field marshal during WWII, convicted of war crimes, dies at 91