Ex-gestapo Official in Darmstadt Gets Six-year Term; Acknowledges His Crime
Menu JTA Search

Ex-gestapo Official in Darmstadt Gets Six-year Term; Acknowledges His Crime

Download PDF for this date

A former Gestapo official, George Albert Dengler, known as the "hangman of Darmstadt," was sentenced to six years in jail during the week-end and had his civil rights taken away from him for three years. The 46-year-old Dengler, who in 1943 arrested 12 Jews, told the court before sentence was pronounced that he was willing to accept his punishment because he recognized his crime.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund