70 years ago on this date, 3 February 1946, Nazi War Criminal, Friedrich Jeckeln was executed by hanging at Riga.
Friedrich Jeckeln (standing, at left) SS war criminal and murder, on trial in 1946 in Riga.
Friedrich August Jeckeln (2 February 1895, Hornberg, Baden – 3 February 1946) was an SS-Obergruppenführer who served as an SS and Police Leader in the occupied Soviet Union during World War II. Jeckeln was the commanding SS General over one of the largest collection of Einsatzgruppen and was personally responsible for ordering and organizing the deaths of over 100,000 Jews, Slavs, Romani, and other "undesirables" of Nazi Germany. After the end of World War II, Jeckeln was convicted as a war criminal and executed in 1946.