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Goeth, Amon (1908-1946): Copy trial proceedings


Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 1409

Held at: Wiener Library

Title: Goeth, Amon (1908-1946): Copy trial proceedings

Date(s): 1947

Level of description: collection

Extent: 1 file

Name of creator(s): Central Jewish Historical Committee, Poland


Administrative/Biographical history:

Amon Lepold Goeth (1908-1946), SS officer, born in Vienna; joined the National Socialist Party in 1932; joined the SS, 1940, where he rose to the rank of Hauptsturmführer. Goeth was assigned to the headquarters of the SS Command and to the Lublin police. Subsequently he was transferred to Krakow, where he was in charge of liquidating the ghettos and labour camps at Szebnie, Bochnia, Tarnow, and Krakow, amongst other places. From February 1943 to September 1944 Goeth commanded the concentration camp at Plaszow, near Krakow. After the war he was extradited to Poland at the request of the Polish authorities and tried before the Polish Supreme Court on a charge of committing mass murder during the liquidation of the ghettos at Szebnie camp and Plaszow. He was sentenced to death and executed in Krakow, 1946.


Scope and content/abstract:

Translation of the trial proceedings of Amon Goeth, made from the original Polish edition of the trial proceedings: Proces Ludobojcy Amona Leopolda Goetha published by Centralna Zydowska Komisja Historyczna (The Central Jewish Historical Committee), 1947. The verbatim proceedings of Amon Goeth's trial are preceded by a speech by the First Prosecution Counsel, Mieczyslaw Siewierski followed by an addresss by the Defence Counsel, Dr. Pokorny. A reading of the indictment follows. This includes a general overview of Nazi activities in Poland; a specific account of Goeth's role during this period; and descriptions of Plaszow Camp, the liquidation of Krakow and Tarnow ghettoes and Szebnia camp.


Language/scripts of material: English

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Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

Finding aids:

A description of this archive exists on the Wiener Library's online catalogue



Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Chris Webb



Archivist's note: Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2008

Concentration camps | War crimes | Humanitarian law
Legal procedure | Administration of justice
Nazism | Totalitarianism | Political doctrines
Occupied territories | Humanitarian law
Racial segregation | Interethnic relations
World War Two (1939-1945) | World wars (events) | Wars (events)
Racial discrimination

Personal names
Goeth | Amon Lepold | 1908-1946 | SS officer and war criminal

Corporate names
Plaszow Camp
Szebnia Camp

Poland | Eastern Europe