The defendants at the Flick Trial study court documents. From left to right are Bernhard Weiss, Friedrich Flick, Odilo Burkart, Konrad Kaletsch, Otto Steinbrinck, and Hermann Terberger.
US Holocaust Memorial Museum
The Flick Concern was a large group of industrial enterprises including coal and iron mines and steel plants. Friedrich Flick and five other company executives were charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity for the use of prisoners of war and others for slave labor, the deportation of civilians from German-occupied territories to work in their mines and factories, and theft of property. The court convicted Flick and two other defendants. Flick was sentenced to seven years in prison; the other two guilty convicted, Otto Steinbrinck and Bernhard Weiss, were given five and two-and-a-half year prison terms respectively.