The nuremberg trials are regarded as models of postwar justice but the mauthausen trial was the norm and reveals the troubling face of american military proceedings. The mauthausen gusen camp trials were a set of trials of ss concentration camp personnel following world war ii heard by an american military government court at dachau between march 29 and may 13 1946 and then from august 6 to august 21 1947 a total of 69 former camp personnel were tri. pp 276 2995 in may 1947 a us military court at dachau sentenced forty nine men to death for war crimes at the maut hausen concentration camp on average the court had heard one case every four hours tomaz jardims shrewd history situates this trial within american military court trials in . Shortly after 900 am on may 27 1947 the first of forty nine men condemned to death for war crimes at mauthausen concentration camp mounted the gallows. Kim christian priemel tomaz jardim the mauthausen trial american military justice in germany the journal of modern history 85 no 3 september 2013 673 674
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