Werl Prison and the British Approach to Military Justice in Germany, 1945-1958
Keywords:WWII, Transitional Justice, 20th Century European History, Holocaust, War Crimes, International Relations
This paper examines how the British Military Government treated German war criminals in their custody from the time of their sentencing in Royal Warrant courts, to the time of their final release through mass amnesties by 1958. The British attempted to draw attention away from the imprisonment of war criminals, which was deeply unpopular amongst Germans, by treating them like ordinary common law criminals and having German warders guard them. The British came to deeply regret this system, as it undermined their public relations strategy and jeopardized security.
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