Dreierwalde Case, Trial of Karl Amberger (Formerly Oberfeldwebel), Case No. 7

United Nations War Crimes Commission: Law Reports of Trials of War Criminals, 81, 86–87 (1947)

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Dreierwalde Case, Trial of Karl Amberger (Formerly Oberfeldwebel), Case No. 7

British Military Court, Wuppertal
United Nations War Crimes Commission: Law Reports of Trials of War Criminals, 81, 86–87 (1947)

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Facts

Karl Amberger (defendant) was escorting five unarmed prisoners of war to a railroad station when he and others opened fire, killing four prisoners and injuring one. Amberger was charged with war crimes for shooting at prisoners under his control who were not attempting to escape. In defense of the crimes, Amberger asserted that he believed the prisoners were in the process of trying to escape. Amberger was found guilty, sentenced to death, and appealed the convictions.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Per curiam)

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