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This page lists all the defendants in the British War Crimes trial held concerning the Belsen camp. The counts faced by each defendant and their defending officer are also shown. The two counts deal with offences alleged to have been committed at Belsen (Count One) and at Auschwitz (Count Two).

Prisoners in the Dock

The defendants in the dock.

KEY Explanation
X Defendant was charged with this count.
- Defendant was not charged with this count.

To aid with identification, the defendant worn the number shown in "Charges" table below. This is illustrated in the photograph below. Josef Kramer, in the front row, wears number 1. Fritz Klein, who is seated next to Kramer, wears number 2.

Josef Kramer

Josef Kramer and some of the other defendants. The defendants legal team are in front of the dock.

Charges faced by each defendant at the Belsen Trial 17/9/45 - 17/11/45.
No Name One Two Defending Officer
1 Josef Kramer X X Major T.C.M. Winwood, RA
2 Dr. Fritz Klein X X Major T.C.M. Winwood, RA
3 Peter Weingartner X X Major T.C.M. Winwood, RA
4 George Kraft X X Major T.C.M. Winwood, RA
5 Franz Hoessler X X Major A.S. Munro
6 Juana Bormann X X Major A.S. Munro
7 Elisabeth Volkenrath X X Major A.S. Munro
8 Herta Ehlert X X Major A.S. Munro
9 Irma Grese X X Major L.S.W. Cranfield
10 Ilse Lothe X X Major L.S.W. Cranfield
11 Hilde Lohbauer (Lobauer) X X Major L.S.W. Cranfield
12 Josef Klippel X - Major L.S.W. Cranfield
14 Oscar Schmedidzt X - Captain D.F. Roberts, RA
16 Karl Flrazich (Francioh) X - Captain D.F. Roberts, RA
17 Ladislaw Gura X - Major C. Brown, RA
18 Fritz Mathes X - Major C. Brown, RA
19 Otto Calesson (Kulessa) X - Major C. Brown, RA
21 Karl Egersdorf X - Major C. Brown, RA
22 Anchor Pinchen (Ansgar Pichen) X - Captain J.H. Fielden, RA
23 Walter Otto X - Captain J.H. Fielden, RA
25 Franz Stofel X - Captain J.H. Fielden, RA
26 Heinrich Schreirer X X Captain B.W. Corbally, MC
27 Wilhelm Dor (Dorr) X - Captain B.W. Corbally, MC
28 Eric Barsch X - Captain B.W. Corbally, MC
29 Erich Zoddel X - Captain B.W. Corbally, MC
30 Ignatz Schlomoivicz X - Captain A.H.S. Neave
33 Ilse Forster X - Captain A.H.S. Neave
34 Ida Forster X - Captain A.H.S. Neave
35 Klara Opitz X - Captain A.H.S. Neave
36 Charlotte Klein X - Captain J.R. Phillips, MC, RA
37 Herta Bothe X - Captain J.R. Phillips, MC, RA
38 Frieda Walter X - Captain J.R. Phillips, MC, RA
39 Irene Haschke X - Captain J.R. Phillips, MC, RA
40 Gertrud Fiest X - Captain J.M. Boyd, RA
41 Gertrud Sauer X - Captain J.M. Boyd, RA
42 Hilde Lisiewitz X - Captain J.M. Boyd, RA
43 Johanne Roth X - Captain D.E. Munro
44 Anna Hempel X - Captain D.E. Munro
45 Hildegard Halmel X - Captain D.E. Munro
48 Stanislawa Staroska (Starostka) - X Lieutenant A. Jedzejowicz
47 Anton Polanski X - Lieutenant A. Jedzejowicz
46 Helena Kopper X - Lieutenant A. Jedzejowicz
31 Vladislav Ostrowoski (Ostroski) X - Lieutenant A. Jedzejowicz
20 Medislaw Burgraf X - Lieutenant A. Jedzejowicz
32 Antoni Aurdzeig X - Lieutenant A. Jedzejowicz

The prosecution case against the following were dropped as they were unable to be in court: Nikolas Jenner (13), Paul Steinmetz (15) and Walter Melcher (24).

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