Defendant Fritz Sauckel in his prison cell.
National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.
Fritz Sauckel (1894-1946) was Plenipotentiary General for the Deployment of Labor. Sauckel was responsible for providing forced laborers to meet Germany's increasing war production needs. Under his authority, the Germans deported millions of forced laborers from the occupied territories to Germany. He was found guilty on counts three and four (war crimes and crimes against humanity) and sentenced to death. Sauckel was hanged on October 16, 1946.