In December 1947 Field Marshal Von Leeb and others were brought up in front of a US Military Court on the following charges: From Wiki: High Command Trial - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The accused faced four charges of having committed war crimes and Crimes against Humanity: 1. Crimes against Peace by waging aggressive war against other nations and violating international treaties. 2. War crimes by being responsible for murder, ill-treatment and other crimes against prisoners of war and enemy belligerents. 3. Crimes against humanity by participating or ordering the murder, torture, deportation, hostage-taking, etc. of civilians in occupied countries. 4. Participating and organizing the formulations and execution of a common plan and conspiracy to commit aforementioned crimes Here is another link to the details about the trial: The German High Command Trial. Part I. United Nations War Crimes Commission, 1949 I suppose I'm just wondering why these individuals? There were other Generals such as Von Manstein, Kesselring or even Guderian who could have been charged and in the atmosphere post 1945 no-one would have asked why. So why werent they indicted also???