German prosecutors have hit retired Ohio auto worker John Demjanjuk, 88, the U.S.with more than 29,000 counts of accessory to murder for his work as a guard at Sobibor death camp.
Born in the Ukraine, Demjanjuk lives in a Cleveland suburb, denies involvement, but the Germans will now move for his extradiction.
In 1986, Demjanjuk was extradited to Israel and spent seven years in custody before the Israeli courts ordered his release due to evidence indicating that another Ukrainian was that Nazi guard was Ivan the Terrible from the Treblinka death. Then the United States agreed that he was a different guard after decades of accusing him of being Ivan. They then declared him a different guard and said that he could be deported for falsifying information on his entry and citizenship applications in the 1950s.
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4 thoughts on “Retired Ohio Auto Worker John Demjanjuk Charged With 29,000 Crimes for Death Camp Murders”
My first thought: Pat Tillman. I hope I’m wrong.
Coming soon, hopefully, to a court room . . . more Cheney antics along the war criminal theme.
Those who escaped prosecution for their role in the Shoah are legion. This was done with the aid and comfort of both sides in the “Cold War.” Too many trials would mean too much exposure of those from other lands who in effect helped the Nazi’s in their rise to power.
It’s taken them decades to prosecute him. His US trial was ages ago. Better late than never, I suppose.
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