Post-war justice

After 1945 a total of three proceedings came before the Berlin district court in connection with criminal offences at SA prison Papestrasse. In 1948 the former SA Field Policeman Ulrich Geguns was sentenced to ten years imprisonment.

The second case was directed against the plumber Franz Hübner. Hübner was accused as a former member of the communist KPD of having supported the SA Field Police in the search for and identification of persons that were to be arrested. In 1949 the judges sentenced Hübner to twelve years in prison.

Erich Krause was responsible for registering the prisoners and conducting the interrogations at Papestrasse. Despite proof of his complicity, the district court acquitted Krause in 1956 on the basis of the statute of limitations.

No extensive judicial investigation of the crimes committed in the SA prison at Papestrasse was ever conducted. This takes its place as another example of the fragmentary judicial measures undertaken in post-war Germany in dealing with the complex of crimes committed in concentration camps.