British Military Court sitting at Hamburg, 20 October 1945, in LRTWC, Vol. I, 1–21 The main defendant, a Kapitänleutnant in the German Navy during World War II, was the commanding officer of submarine U-852. The four other defendants were commissioned and non-commissioned officers on the same submarine: Leutnant-zur-See August Hoffmann, Marine-Stabsarzt Walter Weisspfennig, Kapitänleutnant Hans Lenz and Gefreiter Schwender. They were charged jointly with the war crime of murdering survivors of the Greek steamship SS Peleus, after the latter had been torpedoed by...
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