|Das Reich Officers: Kämpfe, Krag, Stückler and Lammerding|
|SS-Sturmbannführer Helmut Kämpfe|
In 1953, SS-Brigadeführer Heinz Lammerding was tried for war crimes for the massacre of Tulle and Oradour-sur-Glane and sentenced to death in absentia by the court of Bordeaux, but he wasn't extradited by the Federal Republic of Germany. Instead, he resumed his career as a civil engineer in Düsseldorf until his death in 1971. Many experts talk about a deal between Germany and France: In exchange for not carrying out the sentance against Lammerding, Germany would remain silent concerning French complicity in many of the deaths. The fact that one-third of the perpetrators of the Oradour-sur-Glane massacre were former French nationals from the province Alsace caused a great uproar in France. In December 2011 German police raided houses of six former members of the 3.Kompanie. At the time of the massacre, the men would have been 18 or 19, and low-ranking Panzergrenadiers. The Dortmund prosecutor, Andreas Brendel, searched for wartime diaries, photographs and documents that could provide evidence against them. Credit: Florian Berger, The face of courage and When all our brothers are silent. Image: SS-Sturmbannführer Helmut Kämpfe. Commons: Bundesarchiv.