Source: History of the United Nations War Crimes Commission and the Development of the Laws of War.  United Nations War Crimes Commission. London: HMSO, 1948



It is a fact that only a small percentage of the persons listed as war criminals could be put on trial. Nevertheless, the cases enumerated below show that an appreciable number of persons in responsible positions, in different spheres, were brought to justice. The data are taken from official returns or, where none have been forwarded, from Government Controlled radio or Press announcements in the respective countries. In many cases information is not available as to the confirmation or execution of sentences. Judgments of Soviet courts are taken from the Moscow radio ; the U.S.S.R. not being a member of the Commission.

The names are grouped under the following headings:


I.  The Major German War Criminals (Nuremberg Trial)

II. Gauleiters, Governors, Protectors and Leading Officials.

III. Generals and Senior Officers.

IV. Industrialists and Financiers.

V. SS and Gestapo Officials.

VI. Medical War Criminals.

VII. Commandants of Concentration Camps ; and Concentration Camp Trials.


I. Major War Criminals (Tokyo Trial still in progress)

II. Higher Japanese Officers convicted.
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