Plötzensee Prison

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  1. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Here is a site dedicated to the History of Ploetzensee Prison where many an enemy of the Naz regime met a chilling fate, including the 1944 conspirator

    Mildred Harnack-Fish
     
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Description: Assigned -- Never forget! Memorial place for the victims of the Nazi regime in Berlin Plötzensee Picture: The death cells in the destroyed Zellengefängnis of Plötzensee. Here the victims spent their last hour.
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    More Pictures of Victims on trial before their death.
     
  3. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    A very nasty place to find yourself inside.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  4. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Chilling reading.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  5. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    And the man who took so good care of it all. Dr. Roland Freisler.

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    Roland Freisler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    The number of death sentences rose sharply under Freisler's stewardship. Approximately 90% of all proceedings ended with sentences of death or life imprisonment, the sentences frequently having been determined before the trial. Between 1942 and 1945 more than 5,000 death sentences were handed out, and of these, 2,600 through the court's First Senate, which Freisler headed. Thus, Freisler alone was responsible, in his three years on the court, for as many death sentences as all other senate sessions of the court together in the entire time the court existed, between 1934 and 1945.

    Freisler was particularly known for humiliating defendants and shouting loudly at them. A number of the trials for defendants in the July 20 Plot before the People's Court were filmed and recorded. In the 1944 trial against Ulrich Wilhelm Graf Schwerin von Schwanenfeld, for example, Freisler shouted so loudly that the technicians who were filming the proceeding had major problems making the defendant's words audible. Graf von Schwerin, like many other defendants in the plot, was sentenced to death by hanging. Among this and other show trials, Freisler headed the 1943 proceedings against the members of the White Rose resistance group, and ordered many of its members to be executed by guillotine.
     
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    The young girl Sophie Scholl from the White Rose group was sentenced by him and executed by guillotine.

    Regards
    Andy
     
  7. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    His ending was nothing short of poetic justice, killed by Allied Bombs whilst sitting in judgement of one of the July 20th plotters.
     
  8. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    His ending was nothing short of poetic justice, killed by Allied Bombs whilst sitting in judgement of one of the July 20th plotters.


    Absolutely.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

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