Crimes Against Peace and People
In 1925 Martin Bormann joined the Socialist Party. He was active in the party's rise to power. Bormann became Hitler's Chief of State and was very close to him. Bormann started out as a "minor" Nazi but grew to have a position of power. In the end, he had a lot of influence over Adolf Hitler. In 1942, his powers were extended to give him control over all of the laws that Hitler made.
Martin Bormann was charged with war crimes and crimes against people.
On Oct. 6, 1945, Bormann and 11 others were charged with crimes. Bormann was indicted on three counts of war crimes and crimes against people. The charges were:
Count 1-Conspiracy to commit charges 1, 2, and 3
Count 3-War crimes like violating internationally agreed upon rules for war
Count 4-Crimes against humanity like murder, extermination and enslavement
Bormann ended up going missing before the Nuremberg Trial started, but he was still put on trial. His lawyer said he was dead but there was not proof.
On Oct. 1, 1946, Bormann was found not guilty on Count 1, and guilty on Counts 3 and 4. He was sentenced to be hanged but since he was missing that didn't happen.
This is one of the buildings were the trials were held.
Martin Bormann was missing and was not hanged after he was found guilty.
Ten of the Nuremberg defendants were sentenced to die by hanging. Hitler committed suicide.