The Wehrmacht War Crimes Bureau, 1939-1945 - part 6

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2015-07-27 20:06
 
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July 27, 2015

Carolyn reads chapters 11 and 12. Chapter 11 is titled “Investigations of German War Crimes” which discusses Adolf Hitler's “Order Number 1” (which was not a war crime but allows de Zayas to bring up the concentration camps and alleged “extermination of Jews”); alleged war crimes in North Africa; the status of medical personnel; alleged crimes during the Allied invasion of Europe and at Malmedy.

Chapter 12, titled “Wehrmacht Conceptions of Postwar International Law,” covers ideas that were being developed for a more German-friendly Convention of international laws of war. The current laws, they thought, represented British interests. 1h14m

Below: Unidentified prisoners of war (POW's) whom are supposed to be protected by the Geneva Convention.

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