RuSHA Case (NMT)

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The RuSHA Case of the Nuremberg Military Tribunals, conducted by an American military tribunal between 10th October 1947-10th March 1948, tried individuals in the leadership of organizations charged with policy development of the Nazi race and biological ideology. [1]

14 defendants were charged and 13 were convicted. All of them, but one, were also charged with membership of criminal organisations, as defined in the Judgment of the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal.Sentences pronounced ranged from life imprisonment (Greifelt) down to periods of less than 3 years’ imprisonment, for those convicted only of membership in a criminal organization, the SS. One, Richard Hildebrandt, was sentenced to 25 years, but was then transferred to a Polish court that sentenced him to hang.

Defendant Office Disposition
Ulrich Greifelt Head of RKFDV Life imprisonment
Rudolf Creutz Deputy to Greifelt 15 years
Herbert Huebner Chief of the RKFDV Branch Office at Posen. 15 year
Werner Lorenz chief of VOMI 20 years
Heinz Brueckner Head of Amt VI of VOMI, 15 years
Otto Hofmann Chief of RuSHA from 1940 to 1943 25 years
Richard Hildebrandt Higher SS and Police Leader at Danzig-West Prussia, then head of RuSHA from 1943 to 1945 25 years, but transferred to Polish court that sentenced him to hang
Fritz Schwalm 10 years
Max Sollmann Chief of Lebensborn Time served (approx. 3 years)
Gregor Ebner Time served (approx. 3 years)
Guenther Tesch Time served (approx. 3 years)
Inge Viermetz Deputy head of Liebensborn Acquitted
Konrad Meyer-Hetling Planning office chief, RFKDA Time served (approx. 3 years); judged a part-time worker not associated with overall planning
Otto Schwarzenberger Finance office chief, RFKDA Time served (approx. 3 years)


  1. "Trial of Ulrich Greifelt and Others, United States Military Tribunal, Nuremberg, 10th October 1947-10th March 1948", Law Reports of the Trials of War Criminals. United Nations War Crimes Commission. Vol. XIII., 1949, p. 1