All seven trials took place at the Curiohaus in the Hamburg quarter of Rotherbaum. The first Ravensbrück trial was held from December 5, 1946 until February 3, 1947 against sixteen Ravensbrück concentration camp staff and officials. All of them were found guilty. Nuremberg trials thesis statement 2—3, 1947, in Hamelin prison.
Female prisoners gathered when the Red Cross arrive to Ravensbrück in April 1945. The white paint marks shows they are prisoners. In the second Ravensbrück trial, which lasted from November 5 to 27, 1947, the only defendant was Friedrich Opitz age 49, a clothing factory leader in the camp employed there from June 1940 till April 1945. In the third Ravensbrück trial, the so-called “Uckermark trial” which took place from April 14 to 26, 1948, five female camp officials of the satellite Uckermark concentration camp, were indicted for the mistreatment of women and the participation in the selection of women for the gas chamber. The Uckermark subcamp was located about one mile from the Ravensbrück concentration camp.
It was opened in May 1942 as a prison or parallel concentration camp for teenage girls aged 16 to 21 dubbed criminal or difficult by the SS. Girls who reached the upper age limit were transferred back to the Ravensbrück women’s camp. Camp administration was provided by the Ravensbrück main camp. German girls, whose fate or treatment was outside the remit of the tribunal. The fourth trial was held from May to June 8, 1948. The accused were all members of the medical staff of the camp at Ravensbrück, including one inmate who had worked as a nurse. The charges again centered on mistreatment, torture, and sending to gas chambers of women of Allied nationality.
Ganzer had already stood trial for her activities in Ravensbrück in 1946 before a Russian military tribunal and had been acquitted. In Hamburg, she was found guilty, but her death sentence was commuted into lifetime imprisonment on July 3, 1948, which in turn was reduced to 21 years’ imprisonment in 1950 and then to 12 years in 1954. In the fifth trial, three SS members were accused of having killed Allied inmates. The trial lasted from June 16 to 29, 1948. The judgments were handed down on July 15, 1948. This trial lasted from July 1 to 26, 1948.
Both defendants were accused of having mistreated Allied inmates. The charges were mistreatment of inmates of Allied nationality and participation in the selection of inmates for the gas chamber. Chełmno Trials of the Chełmno extermination camp personnel, held in Poland and in Germany. Cyber encyclopedia of Jewish history and culture. Zum Selbstverständnis von Frauen im Konzentrationslager. Fakultät I Geisteswissenschaften der Technischen Universität Berlin.