The tradesman Walter Teske criticized Germany‘s conduct of the war on several occasions in his village between 1941 and 1943. After he was arrested in late August of 1943, eight local villagers testified against him. The 1st Criminal Division of the Berlin Supreme Court sentenced him to death for "subversion of the war effort" on September 22. 1944. Walter Teske was beheaded in Plötzensee prison on November 17, 1944.