Execution of a German war criminal by hanging in Bruchsal, Germany after World War II.
Bruchsal Germany Date:1946, January 12 Duration:2 min 14 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Hanging of a German war criminal in Bruchal, Germany following World War 2. The prisoner was one of 3 German civilians found guilty by a U.S. 7th Army court in Bruchal of killing two unarmed U.S. Army prisoners of war. Condemned prisoner approaches scaffold guarded by American MPs (Military Police). Prisoner walks and climbs up ladder of scaffold. Hood is placed over condemned man's head, rope is placed over hood and body is dropped through trap. Body is removed from beneath the scaffold and placed in a coffin. Two Russian officers who were observers, speak to an American correspondent.
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