Graf – Execution

Certified Copy. File No.: AR. VII 406/43. Munich, October 14, 1943. Please cite file number in reply.

State Attorney General’s Office Munich I To the REICH MINISTER OF JUSTICE

BERLIN

Via the CHIEF PROSECUTOR OF THE REICH, PEOPLE’S COURT Attn: Director of the Regional Court Dr. Bischoff

Or his deputy –

BERLIN W 9 Bellevue Str. 15.

With regards to: Criminal case against Graf Wilhelm

To the decree of the Führer dated June 25, 1943 and the instruction of the Reich Minister of Justice dated June 25, 1943 – IV g 10a 5011d /43 g

Official in charge: Roemer.

In 2 parts, with 1 enclosure for the Reich Minister of Justice and 1 additional enclosure for the Chief Prosecutor of the Reich, People’s Court.

File No.:6 J 42[sic]/43 g.

The execution of the death penalty against the above-named took place on October 12, 1943 at Stadelheim Prison in Munich. The actual execution proceedings lasted approximately 1 minute 11 seconds from the time the [prisoner] left his cell, and about 11 seconds from the time he was handed over to the executioner.

There are no incidents or other events of any significance to report.

Signed by Kummer.

Certified: Munich, October 14, 1943 /Signature: Tiefenbacher/ Justice Department Employee.

/Seal: State Attorney General’s Office Munich I [with Eagle & Swastika]/

Source: NJ1704, Volume 21 (page 270)

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