Nazi Dr Waldemar Hoven was arrested at the end of WWII by the Allies and put on trial as a defendant at the Doctors' Trial. He was found guilty of war crimes, crimes against humanity and membership in a criminal organization. He was sentenced to death and hanged on June 2, 1948 at Landsberg prison in Bavaria. An alternative, but still negative, perception of Hoven is that he was secretly a communist who used lethal injections to kill anti-communist prisoners.
General Friedrich Kussin (1895-1944), the German commander of Arnhem in the Netherlands, was ambushed and killed by British paratroopers at a crossroads on September 17, 1944 during Operation Market Garden
Stalag Luft III was a Nazi POW camp, mostly for allied airmen who’d been shot down and taken captive. The prisoners secretly began to dig tunnels and make plans for escape. On March 24th, 1944, the plan was executed, but from the start, everything went wrong. Only 77 men managed to get into the escape tunnels, and were soon discovered. Of the 77, only 3 managed to get to safety. 50 escapees were executed by the orders of Hitler. This escape attempt was made into a 1963 film, “The Great…
Colorized photo of Doctor Karl Brandt (January 8, 1904 – June 2, 1948) seconds before his execution at Landsberg. He was a German physician and became Adolf Hitler's escort physician in August 1934. Accused of involvement in human experimentation and other war crimes, Brandt was indicted in late-1946 and faced trial before a U.S. military tribunal along with 22 others in United States of America v. Karl Brandt, et al. He was convicted, sentenced to death, and later hanged on June 2, 1948.
SS Colonel Joseph Vogt, left, and Oswald Pohl, chief economic officer of the SS and director of concentration camp work programs in Germany during World War II, listen as an indictment is served at their trial. Nuremburg, 1945.