GENERAL ANTON DOSTLER (MAY 10, 1891 TO DECEMBER 1, 1945)
this date, December 1, 1945, a German General, Anton Dostler was executed by firing squad in Aversa, Italy. The trial found
General Dostler guilty of war crimes, rejecting the defense of Superior Orders.
Dostler tied to a stake
before the execution
Anton Dostler (Munich, May 10, 1891 – Aversa,
December 1, 1945) was a general of the infantry in the regular German Army
during World War II. In the first Allied war trial after the war, Dostler was
found guilty of war crimes and executed by a firing squad.