Today in the History of War Crimanls

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Historical Events

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

Conference of InterestNuremberg Trials

1946-10-16 10 Nazi leaders are hanged as war criminals after Nuremberg war trials, including Wilhelm Keitel, Joachim von Ribbentrop and Alfred Jodl
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Hermann Goering on trial at the Nuremberg Trials. He would later be sentenced to death, but committed suicide the night before his sentence was to be carried out.
Hermann Goering on trial at the Nuremberg Trials. He would later be sentenced to death, but committed suicide the night before his sentence was to be carried out.
  • 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 and F Fischer to death
  • 1951-02-01 Alfred Krupp & 28 other German war criminals freed
  • 1952-09-24 Dutch Minister of Justice Donker decides war criminal Willy Lages will not be executed but sentenced to life
  • 1956-04-03 German war criminals Hinrichsen, Ruhl, Siebens and Viebahn freed

Execution'The Banality of Evil'

1963-02-16 Philosopher Hannah Arendt's controversial account of the trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann is first published in "The New Yorker"
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Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann sits in the dock at his 1961 trial in Jerusalem
Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann sits in the dock at his 1961 trial in Jerusalem
  • 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
  • 2017-11-29 Bosnian war criminal Slobodan Praljak commits suicide by poison in court at The Hague after 20 year prison term read out

Famous Birthdays

  • 1881-05-30 Georg von Küchler, German field marshal and WWII war criminal, born in Schloss Philippsruh, German Empire (d. 1968)
  • 1885-05-31 Alois Hudal, Austrian bishop who helped Nazi war criminals escape trial, born in Graz, Austria-Hungary (d. 1963)
  • 1892-07-22 Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian chancellor (1930s)/war criminal
  • 1893-04-27 Draža Mihailović, Serbian WWII hero and war criminal, born in Ivanjica, Serbia (d. 1946)

Person of interestJoachim von Ribbentrop

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, born in Rotterfam, Netherlands (d. 1987)
  • 1899-11-29 Andrija Artuković, Croatian war criminal (d. 1988)

Person of interestHans Frank

1900-05-23 Hans Frank, German Nazi war criminal (occupied Poland) who was executed at Nuremberg, born in Karlsruhe, Baden, German Empire (d. 1946)

Lawyer and Nazi War Criminal Hans Frank
Lawyer and Nazi War Criminal
Hans Frank
  • 1901-12-10 F Fischer, German war criminal (Breda 4)
  • 1904-01-08 Karl Brandt, Alsacian Nazi war criminal (d. 1948)
  • 1904-11-09 Viktor Brack, German Nazi physician and war criminal, born in Haaren, Rhine Province, German Empire (d. 1948)
  • 1906-09-22 Ilse Koch, Nazi war criminal (commonly known as "The Bitch of Buchenwald"), born in Dresden, German Empire (d. 1967)
  • 1907-04-16 August Eigruber, Austrian war criminal, born in Steyr, Austria (d. 1947)
  • 1911-03-16 Dr. Josef Mengele, German, accused Nazi war criminal (d. 1979)
  • 1912-10-05 Fritz Fischer, German physician and Nazi war criminal, born in Berlin (d. 2003)
  • 1913-07-29 Erich Priebke, Nazi war criminal
  • 1915-04-03 Paul Touvier, French-Nazi WW II criminal, born in Saint-Vincent-sur-Jabron, France (d. 1996)
  • 1919-07-16 Hermine Braunsteiner, Nazi war criminal and female camp guard at Ravensbrück and Majdanek concentration camps, born in Vienna, Republic of German-Austria (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), born in Berdychiv uyezd, Kiev Governorate, Ukrainian People's Republic (d. 2012)
  • 1943-06-08 William Calley Jr., American war criminal, convicted by court-martial of murdering 22 unarmed South Vietnamese civilians in the My Lai Massacre, born in Miami, Florida
  • 1958-11-28 Georges Rutaganda, Rwandan war criminal
  • 1960-11-02 Tihomir Blaškić, Croatian war criminal, born in Kiseljak, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 1960-12-29 Thomas Lubanga, Congolese war criminal, born in Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Famous Deaths

  • 1946-07-17 Draža Mihailović, Serbian WWII hero and war criminal, executed at 53
  • 1946-10-16 Alfred Rosenberg, German war criminal, hanged
  • 1946-10-16 Fritz Sauckel, German Nazi General of Labor, hanged at 51

BattleHans Frank

1946-10-16 Hans Frank, German Nazi Governor General of Occupied Poland, hanged by Allied forces after the Nuremberg war trials at 46

Lawyer and Nazi War Criminal Hans Frank
Lawyer and Nazi War Criminal
Hans Frank

BattleJoachim von Ribbentrop

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, dies at 40
  • 1948-06-02 Viktor Brack, German Nazi physician and war criminal, dies at 43
  • 1951-06-07 Bobel, Braune, Naumann, Ohlendorf, Pohl, Schallenmair & Otto Schmidt, Nazi war criminals, hanged

BattleAdolf Eichmann

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

Nazi SS Officer and War Criminal Adolf Eichmann
Nazi SS Officer and War Criminal
Adolf Eichmann
  • 1963-05-13 Alois Hudal, Austrian bishop who helped Nazi war criminals escape trial, dies at 77
  • 1967-09-01 Ilse Koch, Nazi war criminal (commonly known as "The Bitch of Buchenwald") hangs herself in prison at 60
  • 1968-05-25 Georg von Küchler, German field marshal and WWII war criminal, dies at 86
  • 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 and female camp guard at Ravensbrück and Majdanek concentration camps, dies at 79
  • 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