This article is an alphabetical list of witnesses to events that occurred in Minsk between 1941 and 1944. I have only included witnesses whose full surname I was able to ascertain from the sources. There are far more witnesses in trial judgments whose names are censored to just two letters. These are listed at the end of the blog article.
Wilhelm Dadischek - admitted killing Jews but claimed superior orders [source]
Karl Dalheimer - Heuser co-defendant, described mass shooting actions [source]
Sabine Dick - Heuser's secretary, wrote up his orders for Jewish actions [Heuser judgment, 552-129, and Wendy Lower, Hitler's Furies, pp.110-113]
Dittrich - gan vans sent from Minsk to Baranovici [source]
Otto Edel - atrocities against Jewish prisoners [source]
Adolf Eichmann - visit to Minsk [source]
Johannes Feder - Heuser co-defendant. Witnessed gas van killings during Grossaktion of 28-29/7/42 [Heuser trial judgment pp.247-48 and this source]
Willi Foge - extraction of gold teeth in Minsk prison [source]
Karl Gebl - gas van killings [source]
Erich Gnewuch - gas van driver. "I was detailed with the gas van to about twelve convoys of arriving
Jews. It was in 1942. There were about a thousand Jews in each convoy.
With each arrival I made five or six trips with my van. Some of the Jews
were shot. I myself never shot a single Jew; I only gassed them...a ghetto operation took place in the autumn of 1943. I was put into
action only once with the gas van. I made three trips with it to the
execution site. I gassed about 150 to 180 people. Adolf Rübe and someone
called Göbel also drove gas vans. We had been assigned to this
operation with three vehicles. Whenever I was gassing Jews, Göbel and
Rübe were gassing Jews, too." [source].
Günther - prison executions [Heuser judgment 552-39]. This is the same Günther who authored the Nuremberg document R-135.
Artur Harder, described to the court how a woman and two men were
cremated alive with a method of incineration which, he confessed, he had
Johann Hassler - gas van killings [source] and [source]
Georg Heuser - admitted being present when three Russians were executed by being burned alive [source]. He also testified that he he "saw family men line up at the mass graves and shoot Jews" [source].
Konrad Kosnopfl - execution of a Jewish woman by Heuser [source]
Johannes Kunz - attended a shooting as Heuser's guest on 26/5/42 [Heuser trial Judgment, 552-47]
Max Luchner - said that he saw Jews beaten to death by men under
Heuser’s command [source]. Luchner also wrote postwar letters quoted here, originally published here.
A. Merbach - transported 10,000 Jews to execution site [source].
Arthur Much - testified to the public hanging of a Jewess [source].
Dr. Adalbert Reiff - shooting of Jewish children in Minsk [source]
Hans Remmers - details of planning of mass executions by Zenner [source]
Albert Renndorfer - admitted killing Jews but claimed superior orders [source]
Adolf Ruebe - testified in both 1947 and 1962 that Russians had been burned to death [source and source]. Also stated that "One day, at the beginning of October 1943, he [Herder] had a hundred
Russian Jews taken in the two Minsk KdS gas vans to the first ditch
southeast of Minsk and gassed." [source].
Josef Ruis - protocol for USSR interrogators describing use of gas vans in Minsk, 30/4/45 [source]
Rudolf Schlegel - cited a large excavation where victims were forced to lie down for
execution and said “I was stationed at the ditch and I also shot” [source].
Eva Marie Schmidt - witnessed shootings in Courtyard [Wendy Lower, Hitler's Furies, p.251n.174]
F. Stark - active participation in mass executions of Jews on two occasions [source]. Stark was the only Heuser co-defendant to receive a life sentence, on the grounds of his sadism and his commitment to Nazi antisemitic goals.
Karl Strohhammer - described shooting action that occurred during Himmler's visit to Minsk [source]
Friedrich Karl Vialon - denied having wartime knowledge of the extermination of Jews, but admitted that the documents supplied by the USSR concerning property plunder were genuine [source]