The Nazi war crimes trial of 91-year-old John Demjanjuk accused of being an accessory to the murder of at least 27,900 Jews at the Sobibor concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II took a new twist on Wednesday when the defense team asked for the trial to be suspended after new revelations emerged suggesting that crucial evidence in the case had been faked. As lawyers wrapped up their closing arguments in Munich, Demjanjuk’s defense attorney drew the judges’ attention to an FBI report that had been kept secret for years and was obtained by the Associated Press on Tuesday which appears to challenge the authenticity of Demjanjuk’s alleged Nazi identity card that is central to the prosecution’s case
More than 60 years after the end of World War II, an 89-year-old retired auto worker from Ohio went on trial in Germany on Monday in what many are calling the country’s last Nazi war crimes proceeding. That’s not the only reason the world is watching the trial closely: John Demjanjuk is also No.
Alleged Nazi camp guard John Demjanjuk was formally charged Monday with being an accessory to about 27,900 murders during World War II. The Munich State Court ruled 10 days ago that the 89-year-old retired auto worker from Cleveland, Ohio, was fit to stand trial
John Demjanjuk, the former U.S. auto worker suspected of Nazi war crimes, has been deemed fit to stand trial, prosecutors said Friday. Demjanjuk was deported in May from the United States to Germany, where he was wanted for his alleged involvement during World War II in killings at Sobibor, a Nazi death camp in Poland.
The forthcoming trial in Germany of John Demjanjuk could be the last occasion on which a Nazi war crimes suspect faces prosecution. But the legacy of decades-old efforts to bring the perpetrators of World War II atrocities to justice means that those who commit similar offences in the 21st century will not be able to hide from their past so easily, according to a leading war crimes prosecutor. Many leading Nazis such as Hermann Goering, Rudolf Hess and Albert Speer were prosecuted by the main allies — the U.S., the Soviet Union and the UK — shortly after the end of the war at the Nuremberg Trials
Nazi war crimes suspect John Demjanjuk was deported to Germany on Monday evening after he was removed from his Cleveland, Ohio-area home in the presence of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers earlier in the day. An ambulance transported him to an airstrip at the Cleveland airport
The Supreme Court on Thursday denied a stay of deportation for alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk, who faces a war crimes prosecution in Germany. Justice John Paul Stevens without comment refused to intervene in the planned transfer from the United States.
A German court Wednesday rejected an effort by suspected Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk to block his expected transfer from the United States to Germany. The ruling came as Demjanjuk’s lawyers formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the deportation.
A U.S. immigration appeals board on Thursday denied a request to reopen the deportation case of Nazi war crimes suspect John Demjanjuk. However, a federal appeals court’s stay on Demjanjuk’s deportation remains in effect.
A federal immigration board rejected an emergency appeal Friday for a stay of deportation filed by the lawyer for Nazi war crimes suspect John Demjanjuk. The decision by the Department of Justice’s Board of Immigration Appeals in Falls Church, Virginia, clears the way for Demjanjuk’s deportation to Germany, where he is being sought for his alleged involvement during World War II in killings at Sobibor, a Nazi death camp in Poland.