Wehrmacht War Crimes Bureau
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Alfred M. de Zayas:

The Wehrmacht
War Crimes Bureau,

This book is the first and only account to date of the German military unit charged with investigating the war crimes of the Allies against the Nazi regime. During World War II the little-known German War Crimes Bureau documented and filed reported cases of Allied violations of the laws of war. Filling 226 volumes, these files were seized in 1945 by American troops and brought to the United States, where they were treated as classified material. They were returned to the Federal Republic of Germany's Bundesarchiv in 1968 and released in 1973.

Alfred de Zayas, a trained lawyer as well as a historian, is the first researcher to evaluate this material, which represents one of the most important discovery of World War II records since the Nuremberg trials. He carefully establishes the integrity and independence of the War Crimes Bureau, describes its meticulous procedures, then draws on its long-neglected records to reveal a wealth of new facts on the German findings regarding such Allied crimes as the massacres at Lvov, Katyn, and Vinnitsa, the "Bloody Sunday of Bromberg," atrocities against German soldiers, POWs, and civilians and numerous other crimes "discreetly veiled" until now. In addition, he studied related files in German, American, British, and Swiss archives and interviewed more than three hundred German military judges and witnesses involved in the bureau's investigations.

Among the important revelations of this book are the many war crimes trials that the Germans conducted against French, Polish, and Soviet prisoners of war, and the US and British investigations of German diplomatic protests.

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(364 pages, 15 x 23.5 cm, softcover, with black-and-white photos, extensive source notes and bibliography.)