This case is also known as the "Southeast Case" because the defendants were all officers leading the troops in southeastern Europe during the Balkans Campaign. The Balkans include Greece, Albania, and what was then Yugoslavia. They were charged with responsibility for the hostage-taking of civilians and the killing of the hostages and partisans beginning in 1941.
Counts: 1) Mass Murder; 2) Spoliation; 3) Illegal Executions; and 4) Slave Labor
Trials of War Criminals Before the Nuernberg Military Tribunals Under Control Council Law No. 10
The 15-volume series, also known as “The Green Series,” focuses on the 12 trials of almost 200 defendants. This publication by the United States Government Printing Office is the official abridged record of the individual indictments and judgments, as well as the administrative materials that were common to all the trials.
Style of the case: United States of America v. Wilhelm List, et al.
Indictment filed: 10 May 1947
Trial dates: 15 July 1947 - 3 February 1948
Judges: Charles F. Wennerstrum (Iowa) (presiding judge), George J. Burke (Michigan), and Edward F. Carter (Nebraska)
Chief Prosecutor: Theodore Fenstermacher
Judgment: 19 February 1948
Sentencing: 19 February 1948
||lifetime imprisonment; released December 1952 due to medical reasons|
|Maximilian von Weichs||
||removed from the trial due to illness|
||20 years' imprisonment, reduced to 10 years, released 1951|
||lifetime imprisonment, released 1953|
||committed suicide on May 30, 1947 (before the arraignment)|
||15 years' imprisonment; reduced to 10 years in 1951. Died 1965|
||12 years' imprisonment; released 1951|
||7 years' imprisonment; released 1951. Died 1970|
|Ernst von Leyser||
||10 years' imprisonment; released 1951. Died 1962|
||20 years' imprisonment; released 1951|
|Kurt Ritter von Geitner||