Oscar Hans

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Oscar Hans (born 6 February 1910, date of death unknown) was a German war criminal, leader of a SS-Sonderkommando during the occupation of Norway. He was born in Volmeringen, Lorraine, German Empire.[1]

Hans led the execution of more than 300 persons during the war years, including 195 persons executed at Trandumskogen in Ullensaker. His first job was the executions of Viggo Hansteen and Rolf Wickstrøm in September 1941, following the court-martial after the so-called milk strike in Oslo.[2] After the war he was initially sentenced to death, but his appeal was more successful. The Supreme Court of Norway judged that he could not have known he was acting in violation of certain treaties. The Supreme Court also expelled him from Norway, and later he was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by a British court, for execution of six British citizens.[3] His trial by a British Military Court in Hamburg was held on 18–22 August 1948.[4] He was released in April 1954.[5]

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  1. ^ Trial of Hauptsturmführer Oscar Hans Archived 2012-07-28 at the Wayback Machine., Law Reports of Trials of War Criminals.
  2. ^ Trial of Hauptsturmführer Oscar Hans Archived 2012-07-28 at the Wayback Machine., Law Reports of Trials of War Criminals.
  3. ^ Skarsem, Øyvind and Flyum Ola: Rinnanjævel, Aschehoug 2011, ISBN 978-82-03-29319-1, p. 48.
  4. ^ Law Reports of Trials of War Criminals, www.loc.gouv, retrieved 21 April 2014.
  5. ^ Bohn, Robert (editor), Deutschland, Europa und der Norden. HMRG, Beihefte, vol. 6, Stuttgart 1993, p. 121, footnote 48.

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