Atrocities on Trial: Historical Perspectives on the Politics of Prosecuting War Crimes

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abortion, 299–300
accomplices and accessories: and base mohtives, 222; in Hadamar trial, 34; in Heuser case, 200, 201; and individual responsibility, 215–16; in Leipzig trials, 15; in FRG penal code, 169, 171–72, 215, 220, 226; vs. principals in GDR courts, 175
Adenauer, Konrad, 94–95, 101n92, 191, 205n14
age or illness of defendants as defense, 167–68, 173, 236, 242n34, 253
aggressive war: as chief target of IMT, 274, 276; illegality of, xiv, 272–73; and international law, xviii; and killing, 292; since Nuremberg, 277
Alexander, Leo, 107, 108, 118, 129
All but My Life (Klein), 284–85
Allied Control Council, 37. See also Control Council Law No. 10
Allies (World War I), 4–7, 8, 9
Allies (World War II): coordination of war crimes investigation, 128–29; efforts to prosecute civilians of foreign governments, 35; and German public opinion, 270–71. See also Britain; Soviet Union (USSR); United States
Ambros, Otto, 81
American troops: and chief target of IMT, 274; in Darmstadt case, 30, 44n24; and German public opinion, 65, 67; prosecution of Nazi Party officials, 57; secret policy against, 58, 70n2; in US Army trials, 51, 56; war crimes against, 52–53
American Zone, 54–56
amnesty laws: after WWI, 18; in Austria, 236; in France, 248; for Hadamar defendants, 40; in FRG, 191. See also clemency campaigns
Anderson, H. C., 88, 90
Anglo-American legal traditions and political culture: and ignorance of the law defense, 216–17; at Sachsenhausen trial, 169; at Subsequent Nuremberg Trials, 79; trials as palliative for absence of intervention, 274, 276. See also Western civilization and values Annan, Kofi, 288
Anthonioz, Genévieve, 148
antisemitism, 218, 257. See also base motives (race hatred)
Armenian genocide, 19, 98n36
Auschwitz trial (Frankfurt), xxvi–xxvii, 217–20
Austria, war crimes trials in, xxvi–xxvii, 231–43
Austrian penal code, 238
Baader, Andreas, 224
“Baader-Meinhof gang.” See Red Army Faction (RAF)
Balkans, 4. See also Yugoslavia (former)
BAOR (British Army of the Rhine), 125
Barbie, Klaus, xxvii, 249–51, 255–56
Basch, Victor, 250
base motives (race hatred): and accomplices, 222; in Austrian penal code, 238; in Frankfurt Auschwitz trial, 218, 219; as loophole for Nazi defendants, 222–23; in motivation of defendant, 215; in FRG penal code, 220
Bauer, Fritz, 193, 217
Baumkötter, Heinrich, 162, 164, 166, 167, 172, 182n66
Bayle, Françoise, 130, 143
Beals, Walter, 91, 104–5
Beerbaum, Heinz Willi, 183n80
Belgium and WWI war crimes, 3–4, 5, 9
Beliaev, F. A., 164
Belorussia (Generalkommissariat Weißruthe-

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