On the HJM website this week, Klaus Neumann of Swinburne University of Technology reviews Tomaz Jardim’s new book The Mauthausen Trial: American Military Justice in Germany:
After the Second World War, the Americans tried war crimes suspects in 462 trials on the site of the former Dachau Concentration Camp near Munich. One of the largest of those trials, the first to deal with crimes committed at the Mauthausen Concentration Camp, is the subject of Tomaz Jardim’s excellent book, The Mauthausen Trial. The trial of sixty-one men lasted a mere thirty-six days. The proceedings nevertheless resulted in fifty-eight death sentences, forty-nine of which were carried out. No other trial in American history has resulted in as many executions … continue reading.
An extended version of this review can be found here.