Iona Nikitchenko
Historical Figure
Nationality: Russian SSR, Soviet Union (born in the Russian Empire)
Date of Birth: 1895
Date of Death: 1967
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Occupation: Soldier, Judge
Military Branch: Red Army (Russian Civil War, World War II)
Fictional Appearances:
The Man With the Iron Heart
POD: May 29, 1942;
Relevant POD: May, 1945
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference
Date of Death: 1945
Cause of Death: Killed in an explosion
Military Branch: Red Army (WWII)

Iona Timofeevich Nikitchenko (28 June 1895 - 22 April 1967) was a Major General in the Red Army, and the chief Soviet judge at the Nuremberg Trials of Nazi war criminals. Nikitchenko did not have any formal training in the law.

Iona Nikitchenko in The Man With the Iron Heart[]

Iona Nikitchenko (1895-1945) was killed when the German Freedom Front blew up the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg in November 1945, on the morning war crimes trials were set to begin against several prominent Nazi leaders.[1]