Crimes Against Humanity
Ernst was a major part in Nazi concentration camps and the Einsatzgruppen. Nazi concentration camps were Jewish extermination camps that lead to the overall death of 4 million Jews. Ernst was one of the people that help develop the gas chamber. The Einsatzgruppen was a Nazi group that would just go around different territories killing innocent Jews, the Einsatzgruppen was responsible for 2 million Jewish deaths.
Ernst was hanged on October 16, 1946 for his crimes against humanity. Ernst was apart of killing over 6 million deaths.
Did the crime fit the consequence
No, by being hanged he did not feel what the 6 million Jews felt as they died. I think Ernst should have been sent to prison for 20 years than he should have been hanged by his feet until he starved to death. I think this is what should have happened to all Nazi defendants.