1955

► 5th May - from this day the German courts had a sole competency over pursuing Nazi crimes. Three occupation countries gave back to Germany all jurisdiction authority. If we assume that over one million Germans took part in the III Reich crimes it means that the Allied forces punished only one per-mil of those guilty about 22 thousand. "What happened in the Federal Republic of Germany in regards to the delays of Nazi crimes prosecution could serve as a screenplay for an action movie." (Henryk Sołga)

Palace of Justice, Nuremberg, where Nuremberg trial took place

Palace of Justice, Nuremberg, where Nuremberg trial took place

► 14th May - Martin Hellinger was released from prison. Martin Hellinger was a dentist. His main task in the concentration camps was removal of gold and silver teeth and tooth bridges. On 3rd February 1947 British military tribunal in Hamburg sentenced him for 15 years in prison.

Martin Hellinger

Martin Hellinger

During the same year Gerda Ganzer also left a prison. She was a lover and an assistant of SS camp doctor Rolf Rosenthal. She helped him conducting medical experiments on the female camp prisoners. She choked the infants born in Ravensbrück with her own hands. Initially she was sentenced to death, which was then turned into a life sentence, and finally she left the prison in 1955.

KZ Ravensbrück, register victims

KZ Ravensbrück, register victims