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Documentation from the trial of Josef Wendl and others, conducted in the Vienna court, 1963-1969

Volume 1:
- Mogilev: Description of the murder of inmates in gas vans, June 1942 (pp. 7, 47) and spring 1943 (p. 49);

- Minsk/Bobruysk: Mention of the murder of Jews from the Reich by gas, September 1942 (pp. 8, 12); detailed description of the murder of 700-1000 Jews from the Reich by gas, September-October 1942 (pp. 9, 49);

- Orsha/Smolensk: Execution of 100 Jews by shooting, spring 1942 (pp. 45, 115).

Volume 1, Section 3:
- Minsk: Murder of Jews from the Reich by gas, 1942 (p. 465);

- Mogilev: Anti-Jewish activities, summer 1942 (pp. 487, 495, 527);

- Baranowicze: Murder of 10-12 Soviets by shooting by the police, 1941 (p. 513);

- Borisov: Anti-Jewish activity, summer 1941 (p. 517).

Indictment handed down against Josef Wendl, Heinz Richter, Hans Hasse and Heinz Schlechte at the Kiel court;

- Mogilev: Detailed description of the execution of 2500 Jews by shooting, 01 April-June 1942 (pp. 68, 81); murder of 100 Jews by shooting until mid-October 1941 (p. 64); 3000 executions during the evacuation of the Mogilev Ghetto, 19 October 1941 (p. 64); detailed description of the murder of Jews in gas vans, June-September 1942 (p. 84); detailed description of the murder of mentally ill patients by gas, July 1942 (p. 102); murder of 200 Jews by shooting ("Fleckfieberaktion" [Operation Typhus]), September 1942 (p. 1105);

- Bialystok: Execution of 950 Jewish men by shooting, early July 1941 (p. 63);

- Baranowicze: Execution of 500 Jews by shooting until late July 1941 (p. 63);

- Nowogrodek: Execution of 40 Jewish men until late July (p. 63);

- Slonim: Execution of 800 Jewish men, mid-late July 1941 (p. 63);

- Minsk: Execution of 1100 Jews by shooting, mid-late July 1941 (p. 63); execution of 2320 Jews, early October 1941 (p. 64); description of the murder of 1000 Jews from the Reich by gas, October 1942 (p. 95);

- Slutsk: Murder of 60 Jewish men by shooting, early October 1941 (p. 64);

- Borisov: Murder of 40 Jews and 30 Gypsies by shooting, late August-early September 1941 (p. 64); description of the murder of 1500 Jews from the Reich by gas, September-October 1942 (p. 95);

- Gomel: Execution of at least 60 Jews by shooting, September-October 1941 (p. 64);

- Borisov, Bobruysk, Gorki, Klintsy, Monastyrschina and Rogachev-Roslavl: mass execution of 9500 Jews, mid-October1941-01 April 1942.

Investigation reports from the trial against Josef Wendl, Georg Heuser, Johannes Feder, Karl Dalheimer, Ulrich Friedrich, Arthur Harder, Wilhelm Kaul; Wilhelm Madeker, Friedrich Merbach, Jakob Oswald, Rudolf Schlegal, Franz Startz, Eberhard Von Toll, Ernst Wertholz and Arthur Wilke in the Koblenz court;

- Minsk: Murder of 6624 Soviet Jews by shooting, 11 November 1941 (pp. 150, 204); description of the murder of 2000 Soviet Jews by shooting, early 1942 (pp. 10, 211, 228, 282, 289, 295); murder of 500 Soviet Jews, early 1942 (pp. 10, 211, 228); description of the execution of 100 Soviet Jews February/March 1942; murder of 3 Jews by shooting, spring 1942 (p. 298); description of the murder of 3412 Soviet Jews, 05 November 1942 (pp. 11, 154, 211, 229, 282); description of the murder of at least 5 Gypsies, winter 1941/1942 (pp. 117, 212, 229, 296); murder of over 25 patients from the hospital for the mentally ill, winter 1941/1942 (pp. 5, 11, 213, 297); description of the murder of 100 Jews by shooting, spring 1942; detailed description of the murder of approximately 10,000 Jews by shooting, July 1942 (pp. 11, 216, 231, 265, 275, 283, 296); description of the execution of a Jewish craftsman, October 1942 (p. 248); description of the execution of 2000 Soviet Jews by shooting, spring 1942/1943 (pp. 12, 222, 238, 290, 310); description of the execution of 100 Soviet Jews, spring 1943 (p. 269); detailed description of the execution of 70 Jews, 20 July 1943 (pp. 12, 224, 238); detailed description of the murder of a transport of Jews from the West by gas, summer 1943, including 900 victims (p, 16, 266, 277, 283); description of the liquidation of the Minsk Ghetto, autumn 1943; 5000 victims executed by gas van (pp. 12, 241, 261, 287); description of the execution of 200 citizens of Minsk (the charge: assassination of Kube, late October 1943) (pp. 13, 225, 263); detailed description of the burning of a man and woman alive, October 1943 (pp. 13, 225, 242); detailed description of the burning of eight people alive and a memo regarding the execution of 10-12 people by shooting, November 1943 (pp. 13, 225, 244, 270; murder of 25 Jews by shooting, late June-early July 1944; description of the hanging of two Jewish women, 04 January 1943 (pp. 14, 249); description of the execution of an elderly Jew by shooting, 1943 (1942) (pp. 14, 251); description of the "elimination" of one Jewish woman, summer 1943 (pp. 14, 251); description of the execution of one (Soviet?) woman by shooting, summer 1943 (pp. 14, 252); description of the execution of a priest by shooting, autumn 1943 (pp. 14, 253); description of the execution of a young Soviet woman, winter 1943/1944 (pp. 14, 254); description of the execution of a young Soviet woman, spring 1944 (pp. 14, 265); description of the murder of over 140 Jews by shooting, July 1944 (pp. 226, 247, 951);

- Belorussia, Minsk area: Description of "Aktions" associated with "Fleckfieberaktion": 22 August- 21 September 1942: execution of 8350 Jews by shooting (p. 157); "Nirenberg Aktion", 19-25 December 1942 - the murder of Jews and seven gypsies by shooting (p. 157); "Hamburg Aktion", 10-21 December 1942 - the murder of 2958 Jews and 30 Gypsies by shooting (p. 157); "Hornung Aktion", 8-26 February 1943 - the murder of 3300 Jews by shooting (p. 157);

- Kaunas: "Selbstreinigung Aktion" - murder of approximately 3800 Jews in a pogrom conducted by Lithuanians, 25 June 1941 (p. 112);

- Riga: Murder of 400 Jews in a planned pogrom, summer 1941 (p. 112);

- Wilejka: Execution of 302 people by shooting, March 1942 (p. 154);

- Rakow: Execution of 100 Jews by shooting, February 1942 (p. 154), and afterwards, an additional 15, 000 Jews (p. 157, ???,2007);

- Baranowicze: Executions, March 1942 (p. 154, ???);

- Czerwin: 1500 executions, March 1942 (p. 154);

- Lithuania, Latvia, and Belorussia: List of executions until 15 October 1941, carried out under the title "Stahllecker Bericht" (Stahllecker Report):

Deportations to Minsk:
- 7000 Jews, 8-28 November 1941 (p. 151); 27,550 Jews, May-October 1942 (p. 155).

Volume 4:
Testimonies against Josef Wendl and others in the Koblenz court:
- Deportation of approximately 9500 Jews from Vienna to Minsk, 28 November 1941-06 February 1942 (pp. 1-8);

- List of 19,000 deportees from Theresienstadt to Minsk-Trostenets, June-September 1942;

- Approximately 19,999 (???) deportees from Theresienstadt to Poland and various camps, 13 June- 29 September 1942 (p. 11);

- Deportation of 16 Jews from Cologne to Minsk, 20 July 1942 (p. 12);

- Deportation of 1042 Jews from Frankfurt to Minsk, 11 November 1941 (p. 12);

- Deportation of 990 Jews from Hamburg to Minsk, 08 November 1941 (p. 13);

- Deportation of 408 Jews from Hamburg to Minsk, 18 November 1941 (p. 13);

- Deportation of 998 Jews from Duesseldorf to Minsk, 10 November 1941 (p. 14).

At the trial of Josef Wendl and others at the Kiel court:
- Mogilev: Murder of 15 Jews, autumn, 1942 (p. 15); description of the execution of inmates at the Sonnenburg prison by shooting, spring 1945 (p. 77); murder of approximately 50 partisans, 20 April 1942 (p. 175); mention of the murder of 1609 people, March 1942 (p. 221); detailed description of the murder of over 10,000 Jews by shooting, summer 1942 (pp. 241, 253, 309, 327, 431, 445); detailed description of the use of gas vans in murders, April-September 1942 (pp. 279, 337, 439, 449, 535, 569, 581, 617); description of the hanging of three Soviet commissars, summer 1942 (p. 347);

- Minsk-Bobruysk: Detailed description of the murder of 220 Soviets, Jews and mentally ill people by gas, July 1942 (p. 271, 413, 435, 485, 601); detailed description of the execution of 200-300 Jews by shooting, late1941/early1942;

- Ostrow: Detailed description of the execution of approximately 100 Jews, summer 1941 (p. 503).

Testimony at the trial of Josef Wendl and others in the Kiel court:
- Mogilev: Information regarding mass murder of Jews and partisans murdered by shooting by EK 8 (Einsatzkommando 8), 1941-1943: autumn 1941: evacuation of the Mogilev Ghetto - 3000 murdered (p. 144); murder of approximately 900 Jews by shooting, 1942 (pp. 37, 80); execution of three Soviet commissars (pp. 161, 374, 395); three mass murders, each one with approximately 400 victims (p. 431); murder of partisans by shooting, September 1943 (p. 122); murder of mentally ill people in gas vans, 1941-1942 (pp. 64, 113, 153, 256);

- Stary Bykhov: Murder of approximately 600 Jews and partisans by shooting, 1941 (p. 278).

Volume 8: Testimonies against Josef Wendl and others at the Vienna court:
- Mogilev: General description of the murder of approximately 70 Jews in gas vans. June 1942 (p. 513);

- Trostenets: General description of the murder of 140 Jews in gas vans, September 1942 (p. 514);

-Mogilev-Orsha: Information regarding the murder of 100 Jews in gas vans, 1943; information regarding the murder of 100 Jews, spring 1942 (p. 512); information regarding the murder of 30 Jews by shooting, early summer 1942 (p. 513); information regarding the murder of 3600 Jews by shooting, October 1941 (p. 568); detailed description regarding the murder of 2000 Jews by gas, May-September 1942 (pp. 534, 573, 582, 630); mention of eight mass murders of approximately 640 people during the same period (p. 586); mention of the shooting of 450 inmates, April-June 1942 (p. 591); general description of the murder of approximately 20 people (Jews and partisans) by shooting, 20 April 1942 (pp. 612, 624); detailed description of the murder of 100 mentally ill people by shooting, July 1942 (p. 667);

- Kolodischi: Mention of deportations from Theresienstadt to Kolodischi:
10 August 1942, 993 people; 28 August 1942 ,1000 people; 12 September 1942, 1000 people; 25 September 1942, 1000 people (p. 512); from Vienna: 21 August 1942, 1000 people; 04 September 1942, 1000 people; 18 September 1942, 1000 people (p. 512).

Volume 9: Testimonies and investigation reports against Josef Wendl and others in the Vienna court:
- Orsha: description of murder by shooting, spring 1942 (p. 691);

- Mogilev: Mass murder by shooting, spring 1942 (p. 691); murder by gas, 1943 (p. 743);

- Minsk: murder by gas vans, summer 1942 (p. 695);

- Trostenets: Murder of 140 people by gas, September 1942 (p. 734);

- Chelmno: Description of annihilation by gas, December 194?-spring 1943 and June-August 1944 (pp. 798-805).

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Record Group: TR.10 - Judicial Documentation from Trials of Nazi Criminals
File Number: 1118
Original Signature: 27eVr1100/65
Item ID: 3528038

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