Materials of the British War Crimes Investigation Branch of Nazi atrocities in NorwayJournal: Studia Humanitatis (Vol.2022, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2022-10-25
Authors : Emelyanova E.O.;
Page : 2-2
Keywords : war crimes; Norway; World War II; Soviet POWs; British War Crimes Investigation Branch;
The post-war investigation of war crimes in Norway and the subsequent conviction of the criminals played a very important role for overcoming the difficult consequences of World War II, consolidating the principles of the rule of law, humanism, and restoring social justice. One of the most important sources is the Report of the British War Crimes Investigation Branch, which collected evidence of Nazi atrocities against foreign prisoners of the war in Norway. More than 14000 Soviet and about 2300 Yugoslav prisoners did not return from captivity. Among the main causes of death, the document identified starvation, exposure, overcrowding, medical neglect, brutality, illegal executions. Investigative cases, as wee as the accused and the witnesses, were transferred to the representatives of the Allied nations in occupied Germany, the materials were used to convict the war criminals.
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