The last executions in Germany took place on Thursday, June 7th, 1951, when seven Nazi war criminals were hanged in Landsberg Prison, Bavaria. They were Paul Blobel, Werner Braune, Eric Naumann, Otto Ohlendorf, Oswald Pohl, Georg Schallermair and Hans Schmidt, all convicted by US military courts in West Germany.

The first four were members of the death squads that ordered the murder of tens of thousands of Jews and Communists in Russia. Pohl was a senior administrator of all the concentration camps in Germany. Schallermair was a senior officer at Dachau and Schmidt was a senior office at Buchenwald.

They were the last of the 278 war criminals hanged by the Americans in the US zone of occupied Germany.