By James J. Weingartner
In the wake of global struggle II, seventy four participants of the Nazi SS have been accused of a conflict crime--soon to be often called the Malmedy Massacre--in which plenty of American prisoners of battle have been murdered through the conflict of the Bulge. all the German defendants have been stumbled on to blame and greater than part have been sentenced to death.
Yet none used to be completed and, a decade later, all were published from criminal. This final result resulted essentially from the dogged efforts of Willis M. Everett, Jr., a sought after Atlanta lawyer who jeopardized his prestige as a member of the social elite to guard with nice zeal and dedication the accused Germans.
James Weingartner bargains clean insights into probably the most debatable episodes of global warfare II and within the technique casts new gentle at the frequently convoluted politics of conflict crimes justice.
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Not a one yet wrote out his statement but each stated that the prosecution dictated their statements and they said it made no difference anyway as they would die the next day. So on and on it goes with each one of the defendants. The story of each must have some truth because they have each been in solitary conﬁnement. I can’t make up my mind what to do about it yet and will continue the interrogations for [the] next few days. All of the above is for the family only, as I am afraid the case will really smell bad and if newspapers pick up this stuff you will really see the headlines.
S. war crimes trial program in general and the Malmedy case in particular was far more extensive than Everett’s. He had been assigned to the War Crimes Branch in April 1945 and had been involved in the investigation of German atrocities ever since, having taken charge of the Malmedy THE WORLD BEYOND ATLANTA 41 case in February 1946, although he had been associated with its investigation since November. Everett’s opinion of Ellis appears to have peaked at haughty disdain. ” Ellis had no intention of sharing quarters with Everett, and the two set out to locate housing near the camp for their respective staffs.
The drive took about an hour, and Everett was flattered to learn from Mickelwaite that he might be named law member (that officer on a military court with formal legal training) or trial judge advocate (prosecutor) in an important case. “Well, I know very little about the exact work now,” he wrote Mary, “but I can work hard and I’ll do my best,” this in spite of some disappointment at not having been given the kind of responsibility for which his studies at Columbia had prepared him. More than adequate consolation was the fact that now, with a definite assignment in hand, Everett was able to initiate the process that he hoped would soon result in reunion with his family.
A Peculiar Crusade: Willis M. Everett and the Malmedy Massacre by James J. Weingartner